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DBA Dissertation Sequence

Prior to Fall 1, 2022

Preparing Now

Please reference our guide here for advice on what to do now to prepare for the dissertation.


Dissertation Forms

All forms will be submitted to as per described in the Dissertation Process document you were provided during onboarding.

Primary Guides

Process of Dissertation: Steps

WU Proposal Alignment Foci

Year Two

Prospectus: College Review

Year Three

Prospectus Completion Form

Committee Member Match Form

Preliminary Defense Readiness Form

Preliminary/Final Defense Feedback Form

Preliminary Defense Completion Form

Final Defense Readiness Form

Final Defense Completion Form



Additional Dissertation Related Documents 

Chair Change Request Form

Progress Plan, Year 2

Westcliff University Similarity Policy for Dissertations

Copyright Release Form

List of Editors

What to Consider When Selecting an Editor


DBA Programs Handbook
For detailed information regarding your DBA program, please reference the DBA Programs Handbook.

Ed.D Programs Handbook

Prospectus Template
Proposal Template
Dissertation Template

Doctoral Dissertation Award

Learn about the award here
Doctoral Dissertation Award Information

Nomination Form
Dissertation Chairs are able to nominate through this form