This course focuses on the last phase of the candidate's doctoral work. This is the last course before graduation. In this course, candidates will finalize all remaining degree requirements. Over the course of eight weeks, candidates will defend their research to their committee, make any required changes to their dissertation, and gain full final approval of all committee members and applicable representatives of JIU's Academic Team. The assignments in this course will direct candidates to complete their dissertation. Candidates must successfully meet all remaining program requirements, as specified in the JIU Dissertation Handbook, by the end of this course, to earn a passing grade.