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Dissertation and Thesis

According to the John D. Bower School of Population Health (SOPH) Student Handbook, it is the responsibility of the student to ascertain the requirements for the degree program in which they are enrolled. Some Master of Science programs may require a thesis as a requirement for graduation, and all Doctor of Philosophy programs require a written dissertation and oral defense.

Find the SOPH dissertation and thesis guidelines and additional resources located below.


  • SOPH Student Handbook
  • SOPH forms
    • Masters Advisory Committee Nomination Form
    • Thesis Defense Certification Form
    • Admission into Doctoral Candidacy Form
    • Dissertation Defense Certification Form
    • Doctoral Advisory Committee Nomination Form
    • Doctoral Publication Requirement Form
    • Doctoral Qualifying Examination Certification Form