of the Registrar
DISSERTATION SUBMISSION POLICY
Dissertations for the Yale Graduate School
of Arts & Sciences Doctor of Philosophy degree must be
submitted to the Graduate School by March 15 for consideration
at the May meetings of the degree committees, and by October 3 for consideration at the fall meetings of the degree committees.
These deadlines have been established to allow sufficient
time for readers to make careful evaluations and for departments
to review those evaluations and make their recommendations
to the Graduate School. No extensions of the deadlines will
be granted. Dissertations submitted after the deadlines will
be considered during the following term.
In accord with
the traditional scholarly ideal that the candidate for a doctorate
must make a contribution to knowledge, all dissertations that
have been accepted by the Graduate School are made available
in the library and published on microfilm (UMI Company). Publication
on microfilm does not prevent the author from publishing the
dissertation in another format at any time.
register continuously until either they have been awarded
the Ph.D. or six years have elapsed since matriculation, whichever
occurs first. During the first six years, students must be
registered through the term of dissertation submission. Registration
beyond the sixth year is not required. Registered students
that submit dissertations will remain registered until the
end of the term and will retain all privileges of registration
(e.g. library privileges and health care coverage). Students
who complete all Ph.D. requirements within four continuous
years of full-time study in the Ph.D. program will be registered
and charged full tuition only through the term in which the
dissertation is submitted. Students who have registered part-time
or taken a leave of absence must complete the four-year full
tuition obligation, regardless of when they submit the dissertation.
School does not compel departments to evaluate the dissertations
of degree candidates who are no longer registered. In practice,
however, departments normally agree to evaluate these dissertations.
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