Your thesis or dissertation defense should take about 2-3 hours. In the defense you are considered the most knowledgeable person (on your thesis/dissertation) in the room. You have been working on this document for years or months. Come to the defense prepared to answer a whole host of questions about your thesis/dissertation. An answer of “I don’t know” is not expected. Take some time to repeat the question and breathe before answering it. Even if you don’t know an answer you should take note of the issue/point and consider it for future research.
Wendy Y. Carter, Ph.D.
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