ED 301 A (1109) Dissertation Writing 1 - 2nd Sem SY 2020-2021

SMU Graduate Studies requires, among others, that the candidate for a doctorate degree is able to submit and orally defend a dissertation before formally graduating. The dissertation is is a major undertaking required of all Ph.D. candidates.

 The thesis is technically a proposition a candidate wishes to defend. Generally, it is a research investigation, either basic or applied. A thesis may be a verification or validation of existing principles, theories or laws, while a dissertation may be geared towards generating a new theory or principle.