Dissertation Prospectus Preparation
After the Comprehensive Exam, the student spends the summer months incorporating feedback received in the literature review and comprehensive exam to fill any missing gaps in scholarly literature, theory, and methods to work towards the final Dissertation Prospectus.
The Dissertation Prospectus must contain a plan of the dissertation research, covering the aims and goals, the scope, and the proposed research methods.
Students should be ready to share a draft of the prospectus in September of the second year in a prospects writing workshop. Students are expected to defend their dissertation prospectus by November 30 of the second year.