The thesis defence can be separated from the final examination.
The student can set the final examination without being obliged to defend his/her thesis.
Make an appointment with your Senior Academic Advisor in Graduate Studies to submit the signature page and required forms (see degree completion lists above).
To find your assigned Senior Academic Advisor in Graduate Studies, go to the Graduate Programs page and click on your program, then click on "People." You will find their name and contact information there.
Due to the prevention of plagiarism, the thesis when submitted is checked by anti-plagiarism software Ephorus. The registration for the defence of the thesis has to be carried out via In SIS.
Prepare a ppt(x) or pdf presentation lasting up to 10-15 minutes where you emphasize the goals, research methods and your most important findings.Recommended line spacing 1.15, using a proportional serif font size 12 pt.Font paragraph and chapter names are proportionally larger.If you are no longer in Davis or unable to attend a filing appointment in person, you can arrange to file remotely.Contact your assigned Senior Academic Advisor in Graduate Studies to request to file remotely.You will still need to submit your original signed title page and required paperwork.Required paperwork can be dropped off to Graduate Studies or mailed. Please note, any exit seminars or final exams must be arranged with your program directly.Filing your dissertation or thesis is the last step in the process leading to the awarding of your degree.The final copy of your thesis or dissertation, which is ultimately deposited in the University Library, becomes a permanent and official public record.Check the calendar for deadlines for submission of the master's thesis or the doctoral dissertation with the committees in charge and with Graduate Studies.The deadline for filing with your committee is a recommended deadline to allow time for making revisions.