SJD Dissertation Research
The SJD candidate will continue to work closely with his/her Faculty Adviser during the 2nd-4th years of the research degree. Each SJD candidate must meet with his/her full dissertation committee in person at least once during each academic year. Prior to completing the degree, each candidate must schedule a public defense of his/her completed dissertation before the full dissertation committee and any members of the public. The final public defense must be completed prior to the expiration of forty-eight (48) months from the enrollment date of the S.J.D. candidate.