Students must notify the Graduate Administrator in 004 Fisher Hall at least 3 weeks before the chosen defense date with the names of their three advisors, the name of the fourth faculty member who will attend the defense, the date and time they plan to defend.

Defense Checklist: Guidelines on the requirements on the Final Public Oral Exam (defense).

Degree Application and Completion Process: Link to the Graduate School’s information on the degree application and completion Process.

Dissertation requirements: Read this carefully! If you do not follow the instructions your dissertation may be rejected by the library and you will not be awarded your degree.

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NEW! LyX dissertation template: Department alum Scott Kostyshak, with the help of some other recent econ grads, has kindly created a LyX template you can use to format your dissertations according to Mudd Library rules. Students may contact him at if they have any questions.