How to Submit your Request for Oral Defense
Doctoral Request for Oral Defense
These are submitted online via MyFIU.edu. For submission, review instructions at https://gradschool.fiu.edu/online-dissertation-milestones/.
Step 1: Initiate your online Request for Oral Defense and upload documentation.
Thesis Request for Oral Defense
The documents below are submitted electronically to UGS in PDF format. Please do communicate with your academic department/college, as your associate deans will send the documents in one PDF file to us. Faculty and students are using Adobe or DocuSign for signature purposes.
Step 1: Complete the checklist on the form and attach the required documentation, including:
- If applicable, authorization for committee members who have authorized the Department Chair to sign on his/her behalf, attach the authorization.
- A PDF copy of the entire Thesis in standard UGS format.
- A PDF copy of the Thesis Defense Announcement in standard UGS format.
- The Turnitin Similarity Report is needed. The report can be run by the major professor. If not, the UGS will run it on behalf. See details in the form instructions, part 3. Please refer to the Research Integrity section of our website at https://gradschool.fiu.edu/rcr/.
Your Request for Oral Defense form must be submitted to the UGS office at least 3 weeks before the proposed date of the defense or the UGS filing deadline, whichever date is earlier. The UGS deadline for Fall 2023 is Friday, October 20, 2023.
Remember: Individual academic units may have internal deadlines that are earlier than the UGS deadline, so please check to ensure that all deadlines are met to allow sufficient time for approval and signature.
Do make sure to monitor the status of your Thesis Request for Oral Defense at https://my.fiu.edu/.