Academic Policies and Procedures

Exit Surveys

The Graduate School surveys all students graduating with a doctoral or master's degree. The survey collects information on academic experiences, advising, and future plans. 

Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED): The SED is a federally-sponsored national survey of individuals receiving research degrees from all U.S. institutions and the results are used to assess characteristics and trends in doctoral education. The SED is to be completed by Ph.D. students, not DMA, DNP or Au.D. students.

Graduate School Doctoral Exit Survey (DES): The Graduate School surveys all students graduating with a doctoral degree. The DES collects additional information on academic experiences, e.g., advising and other academic support.

Master’s Degree Completion Survey: All students completing master’s degrees are asked to answer a brief online survey about their plans for employment or for additional education. Students will receive an email with a link to the survey at the time of the final warrant request.

The doctoral exit surveys must be completed before submitting your dissertation electronically. Each individual survey will provide a certificate of completion once you have submitted the survey.  The individual certificates of completion should each be saved as PDF documents to be uploaded in the administrative documents section of the ProQuest/UMI ETD Administrator website.

Directions for completing the doctoral surveys are in the Graduate School’s Guide to Preparing your Doctoral Dissertation

See Final Oral Examination (Defense)

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