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Notice of Public Defense Policy

All student dissertation defenses shall be publicly announced two weeks prior to a student’s public defense. An administrative staff member from the student’s respective program sends announcement information to the office of the dean. The following information should be included in the announcement:

  • Student name
  • Program
  • Dissertation, thesis or practice transformation practicum
  • Title of dissertation, thesis or practice transformation practicum
  • Date of defense
  • Time of defense
  • Place of defense

The public announcement will be sent to all SoPH students, faculty and fellows, and be posted on the UMMC scroll.