Ph.D. Final Degree Warrant Request Form

Please read the following information before completing the request form.  This should be done at least 3 weeks prior to your final oral exam.  All of the required fields must be filled out.

  • Committee Requirements: You are required to have at least 4 committee members, including your advisor. One committee member must be from outside the major field (i.e., outside of major path)  If all committee members are from Chemistry, please indicate each faculty member’s path association in the notes field at the bottom of the form. In addition, you must indicate whether each faculty member is a reader or nonreader.  At least 3 committee members must be designated as readers. For more information, see the Graduate School Academic Policies & Procedures (AP&P) website
  • Grades: Please check your grades prior to submission to ensure that there are no NR, P, or I grades as the Graduate School will not approve the warrant with these grades. If you have a NR, P, or I, contact the appropriate professor to have the grade(s) changed.
  • Changes: If anything changes with your defense, please email

Arrietta will submit the request to the Graduate School and email you that the warrant has been submitted.

When the Graduate School approves the request, you will be notified that the request was approved and your final oral exam packet from the Department of Chemistry will be delivered to your mailbox.

Once you have passed your final defense, please return a signed copy of your warrant to Arrietta in office 2108.

Announcing your PhD dissertation defense date to the department: after submitting the warrant request, please fill out the pdf titled Ph.D. dissertation defense form.  Once you have filled this out, please send a copy to and to the appropriate path coordinator.  They will hang the flyer by the elevators and add the event to the department calendar.

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