Dissertation Committee and Proposal Defense

Proposal Defense Stage (must begin this process at least 3 weeks prior to your proposal defense):

1. Submit your Request a Committee form: https://upenn.bplogix.net/workspace.aspx

  • Click Available Forms at the top of the page
  • Then, Penn Graduate Forms
  • Then, Load Milestones
  • Then Committee Formation
  • Complete the form to include your committee members and roles
  • For Committee Role definitions and Composition, please visit the Academic Rules for PhD Students

2. Schedule Your Proposal Defense

  • Beth Dellipriscoli will provide available dates set aside for presentations
  • Once you have coordinated a selected time from those dates with your committee:
    1. Inform Beth Dellipriscoli of selected date so that she may announce your proposal defense 2 weeks to your presentation. Beth will inform you of the information needed for the announcement.
    2. Submit the proposal defense notification form to the Doctoral Programs Office (at least 2 weeks before your proposal defense)

3. Directly following your Proposal Defense