Kelly Sherman-Conroy, Ph.D. Candidate
Thursday, May 12, 2022 | 8-10 a.m.
Gullixson Hall, Room 103
The oral examination is a public event open to faculty, students, and staff; however, other than the candidate, only faculty members have speaking privileges.
What is a Ph.D. oral defense? The oral defense is the final step before graduation for Ph.D. degree candidates. The student has finished all research and is presenting a thesis that is an original contribution to the field of scholarship. A copy of the completed thesis is available prior to the defense for those in the Luther Seminary community.