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Graduate School of the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences

Doctoral Dissertation Guidelines

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A message from Associate Dean Candace Hetzner

"Congratulations on nearing the end of your doctoral work at Boston College. If you would like to schedule an optional Exit Interview please contact me at This is an opportunity for you to share your experiences and assist us in formulating objectives for future change."

Dissertation submission

  1. To qualify for graduation you must deposit your completed dissertation with the University by the date indicated on the University Academic Calendar.
  2. In order to graduate your graduation date must match your graduation date listed in Agora. If not, you must contact the Dean's Office at 617-552-3268 or to have this corrected.
  3. Follow the Dissertation Checklist to ensure you have completed all requirements.
Professor Naughton and research student in his lab
Professor Michael Naughton and student. Photo credit: Office of Marketing Communications