Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Information

Information Related to Master's Thesis Defenses and Doctoral Final Dissertation Defenses

Update: November 2021

Following UC guidelines and the advice of UC officials, the Graduate School recommends resuming in-person public defenses for Fall Semester 2021, providing appropriate safety measures are followed. Please note:  

  • Any participant or attendee who is not fully vaccinated is required to wear appropriate facial covering and maintain social distancing.
  • Campus visitors, such as friends and family of the student, are expected to comply with all UC health and safety guidelines.  
  • The student and committee may elect to hold the defense remotely if deemed appropriate, such as when one or more participants is high-risk. However, the defense must still be publicly available for the committee and other attendees, and the video conferencing software must allow for attendees (including non-UC persons) to ask questions.