Graduate Support Office

Dissertation Announcements

After the Doctoral Dissertation Committee has determined that the final draft of the dissertation is suitable for presentation; the Committee will request the scheduling and announcement of the Dissertation Defense (also called Final Oral Examination or Oral Defense). 

A copy of the announcement should be sent to the USF Office of Graduate Studies, preferably two weeks in advance of the defense date. The announcement must also be posted in a public forum for a minimum of twenty-four hours to comply with statute requirements for a public meeting. Below is a list of announcements for the current semester's Dissertation Proposals and Final Defense Sessions in the College of Education. 

NOTE: All Defenses are being held virtually at this time.  Links to the virtual defenses are included in the individual defense announcments. 

Announcements are sorted by the date of the defense.

Spring 2023 Doctoral Dissertation Proposals and Final Defense Sessions

January 2023

February 2023

March 2023



April 2023


May 2023