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UMass Dartmouth Graduate Studies requires all thesis and dissertation defenses to be publicly announced to the community, via UMassD Announce, a minimum of two weeks prior to the defense date.

  • If your announcement does not meet this requirement, the Office of Graduate Studies will notify you that your defense must be rescheduled.
  • When scheduling your defense date, be sure to allow sufficient time for the development and approval of the announcement.
  • Your program of study may set a longer period of advance notification; please check with your graduate program director to confirm your program’s advance notification requirement.

Please note that UMassD Announce requests can only be submitted by faculty/staff of the University.


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