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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 (MS) programs may require a written thesis and oral thesis proposal and defense as a requirement for graduation, and all Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) programs require a written dissertation and public oral proposal and defense.

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

SOPH Thesis and Dissertation Guidelines

SOPH Thesis and Dissertation documents

ProQuest (for document printing and binding)

Additional resources

  • UMMC Bulletin
  • SOPH Student Handbook
  • SOPH Forms:
    • Masters Student Progression Flowchart
      • Masters Advisory Committee Nomination Form
      • Thesis Proposal Approval Form
      • Thesis Defense Certification Form
    • Doctoral Student Progression Flowchart
      • Doctoral Qualifying Examination Certification Form
      • Admission into Doctoral Candidacy Form
      • Doctoral Advisory Committee Nomination Form
      • Doctoral Publication Requirement Form (required beginning Fall 2022)
      • Dissertation Proposal Approval Form
      • Dissertation Defense Certification Form
  • SOPH Policies and Procedures: