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Preparing Your PhD Dissertation

PhD Students

SSW 6451. Dissertation Preparation Seminar

Three credits

The Dissertation Seminar is designed to assist students in identifying suitable dissertation topics and developing appropriate methodological approaches. The seminar provides opportunities to assist students in building a firm foundation upon which to engage in independent research and scholarship to advance existing knowledge. Students are required to prepare papers related to their dissertation topic for presentation and discussion with the doctoral student group. Outside speakers from the UConn community are brought in to engage students on issues related to library resources, report writing, research funding support, data analysis, and the institutional review board process. The seminar will develop and strengthen students’ scientific communication skills in preparation for the initiation of their dissertation proposal.

GRAD 6950. Doctoral Dissertation Research

One to nine credits.

GRAD 6960. Full-Time Doctoral Research

Three credits.

GRAD 6999. Dissertation Preparation

Continuing registration for doctoral candidates.