Preparing a Dissertation Prospectus

Thursday, February 9, 2023 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

WOCI is excited to inform you about our workshop series on Surviving Comprehensive Exams. We have two upcoming sessions on Preparing for Oral Exams and Preparing a Dissertation Prospectus and Defense geared toward womxn of color scholars. Our workshops feature both graduate students who recently passed comps and faculty who have both taken comps and given them. Our panelists also come from colleges around campus.

This workshop is designed to help graduate students who are preparing for comps. We strongly encourage 1st and 2nd year PhD students to attend this in hopes that we can help them demystify the comps process well before they are scheduled to take these exams. We also encourage early career faculty who have never given a comps exam to join us as well. They can hear from experienced faculty members about how they facilitate oral exams and prospectus defenses. If you have any questions, please email

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