Graduation Procedures

How to Graduate

(Information on graduation application procedures, graduation deadlines, etc.)

Dissertation Information

Guidelines for Dissertation and Thesis Writers (preparation/formatting, order and content, submission to the Graduate School, Frequently Asked Questions, common mistakes to avoid)

Dissertation Submission Procedures

Graduation and Commencement Information

Please be advised that Global Infectious Diseases students are a part of the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, and as such, follow all graduation and commencement procedures within this school rather than the school of Biomedical Graduate Education.

Questions regarding graduation procedures should be directed to:

Georgetown University
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Graduate Admissions, Box 571004
3520 Prospect Street, NW, Car Barn 207
Washington, DC 20057-1004
Phone: (202) 687-5974
Fax: (202) 687-7977


Once a date for your dissertation defense has been set, notification should also be submitted to Dr. John Casey (Director of Global Infectious Diseases) and Ms. Jackie Miller (Administrative Program Coordinator).  The following information will be required:

  • Title of your dissertation
  • Defense date
  • Defense time (both defense seminar time and the time of your actual defense with your examining committee)
  • Defense location (also for both events-- if you require assistance in reserving rooms on campus for one or both of these events, please notify Ms. Miller)
  • The names (and affiliations, if not Georgetown University faculty) of all the members of your examining committee (so that the required Dissertation Defense Exam Report Form can be prepared and submitted to your primary mentor for completion)