Final Oral Examination Filing Deadlines
The deadlines below are for filing for final oral examination. Please discuss your anticipated final oral examination date and dissertation filing date with your committee chairperson and members well in advance of the deadlines listed here. Find instructions on the procedures for filing your dissertation as well as required forms. Each deadline date below corresponds to one of the three degree conferral dates (January, May, or September). You will also need to apply for graduation on Albert in accordance with their Graduation Deadlines.
|Deadline to File for Orals||Final Oral Examination Period||Degree Conferral|
|Thursday, October 5, 2023||Fall 2023: November 6 - December 15, 2023||January 2024|
|Thursday, February 1, 2024||Spring 2024: March 4 - April 19, 2024 (excluding Spring Break)||May 2024|
|Thursday, April 25, 2024||Summer 2024: May 20 - June 28, 2024||September 2024|
Note: Final oral examinations may be held as Zoom meetings, hybrid meetings, or in person.
Defense-ready dissertations are due four weeks prior to your scheduled final oral examination date, and final dissertations (including all post-defense revisions) are due approximately three weeks before the degree conferral date.
If you have any questions regarding the filing of dissertations, or the scheduling of final oral examinations, please contact Nancy Hall in the Office of Doctoral Studies at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition to the University's Commencement ceremony (which includes all schools and all degrees), the Steinhardt School holds a graduation ceremony for doctoral graduates each May. We encourage our doctoral graduates to attend this convocation and doctoral hooding ceremony.
September, January, and May doctoral graduates will be invited to attend the Doctoral Convocation ceremony in May. Invitations will be sent to eligible candidates in late March. Please contact the Office of Doctoral Studies at email@example.com for more information or visit the Steinhardt Graduation webpage.