Tawk Lian, Ph.D. Candidate
Friday, December 15, 2023 | 10:00 a.m.–Noon.
Gullixson Hall, Room 104
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.