Doctoral Policies and Procedures

(Updated July 2019)

The following policies and procedures are specific to the Lynch School.

Please refer to University Academic Policies and Procedures for additional information.
Please note that all student forms are located on the Lynch Student Forms Tab of the Current Students Page.  


Beginning a Doctoral Program
Admission to Doctoral Programs
Financial Support: Loans and Scholarships

Academic Programs and Requirements
Designing a Doctoral Program
Cross Registration/Boston-Area Consortia
Independent Study
Year of Residence
Continuation and Extension
Comprehensive Examinations
Leave of Absence/Withdrawal

Academic Policies
Academic Integrity
Academic Standing
Grievance Procedure

Dissertation Process
Dissertation Proposal
Completing a Human Subjects Review Application
Scheduling a Final Defense

In addition to the information contained here, please consult the web pages for your particular program and the following Lynch School and University-wide websites for additional information.

Office of Student Services - Academic Services

Office of Student Services - Financial Services