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After completing your study, you must give your thesis or dissertation defense. This is what determines if you obtain final approval of your work.
On the date of your defense, you will start off by making a 30-minute presentation describing all aspects of your study. You will do this before an examining committee. This committee will consist of the members of your graduate committee plus a representative from the Office of Graduate Studies. This presentation is open to the public. After you have concluded your presentation, the members of the examining committee will have the opportunity to ask questions about your study. This part is not open to the public. After the Q&A session, the examining committee will deliberate to determine if your work is approved.
For more information concerning your defense, and to access related documents, visit the page titled "Thesis Defense" in the Office of Graduate Studies website.
Here we provide links to presentations created by the Graduate Writing Facilitators that can be very helpful as you prepare for your thesis or dissertation defense.
It is very important for you to know how your defense will be evaluated. Click on the image below to see a rubric that presents the evaluation criteria and explains what is expected in a strong defense.
If you search the web, you can find a tremendous amount of resources on how to prepare for your defense. Here we have included some links to material available on the Internet. You can check them out and use them as a starting point to locate other resources.
IMPORTANT: Make sure to evaluate the quality of every resource you find. Use your best judgment!
After you have completed your defense, you must make any recommended changes to your thesis or dissertation. These changes can be related to format, content, or other aspects of your work.
Once you have made all necessary changes, you must submit your final document in PDF format to the Office of Graduate Studies (OEG). In addition to this, you must do the following:
For more information, visit https://www.uprm.edu/oeg/estudiantes-activos/tesis/entrega-de-la-tesis/