A Dissertation is required for graduation. This is intended as a scholarly work that permits the student an opportunity to enhance their knowledge about a particular clinical area. Under the guidance of a faculty committee, students are required to pass the dissertation proposal defense before the project is implemented. The student then completes data collection and analysis required for the project and completes the dissertation document. Each student must present an oral defense of the project upon its completion. Following the defense, and after all revisions are completed, the student must provide the program with a bound copy in order to graduate from the Program. With the Program Director's approval, students needing additional time to complete the Dissertation following completion of their internship must register for PSYCG 1820 Dissertation Continuation, a 1 credit course.