Dissertation and Defense

After you have your box checked by your DAC committee, you will sign up for a Packet Meeting with DMS.  This meeting will review all dates and requirements for your defense.

If you have any questions, please contact dmsphddefense@hms.harvard.edu.

In preparing to defend your dissertation, you must review the University/FAS requirements as outlined in “Form of the Doctoral Dissertation” with guidelines published at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

Formatting the dissertation: https://gsas.harvard.edu/degree-requirements/dissertations/formatting-your-dissertation