PhD Candidate Forms And Checklists

Submitting An Annual Progress Report

After you pass candidacy, you must submit an annual progress report every year by March 1. Make sure you're logged in with your Brown ID, then click here.

Preparing For Your Proposal And Defense

We strongly encourage you to use these tips as you prepare for both your thesis proposal and defense. These tips are designed to help you avoid pitfalls or mistakes others have encountered.

When You Plan To Propose

Use this short form to make sure that you've completed the required administrative tasks.

When You Plan To Defend

Scheduling Your Proposal And Defense

You must give four weeks of advance notice for scheduling a thesis proposal or defense, and there can't be more than one of these events on any given day. Use the calendar here, maintained by Lauren Clarke, to check if a particular date is available.

Submitting Your Application To Graduate

When you're ready to graduate, be sure to fill out the "Application to Graduate" in Banner before April 30. If you miss the April 30 deadline, you won't be allowed to walk at Commencement or receive your diploma on May.