Faculty Admissions : Program Requirements - Doctoral Degrees
The general form and style of dissertations may differ from academic unit to academic unit, but all dissertations shall be presented in a form which constitutes an integrated submission. The dissertation may include materials already published by the candidate, whether alone or in conjunction with others. Previously published materials must be integrated into the dissertation while at the same time distinguishing the student’s own work from the work of other researchers. For publications with multiple authors, a description of the student's contribution to the research and the student's role in each publication must be provided. Permission of the copyright holder must be obtained and documented in order for published material to be included in the dissertation. At the final oral examination, the doctoral candidate is responsible for the entire content of the dissertation. This includes those portions of co-authored papers which comprise part of the dissertation.