All humanities and social science departments have a required dissertation workshop to provide an enabling structure for all post-MPhil students between their fourth and seventh years. While the format, size, and frequency of meetings vary among departments, two conditions are observed: all post-MPhil students are required to participate, and each student must have at least one opportunity annually to circulate work and receive feedback. Post-MPhil students not in New York are expected to participate by distributing their work digitally and using digital media (Skype, Google Hangouts, VoIP, etc.) to attend if at all possible.
Dissertation workshops are coordinated at the department level; for more information, consult your director of graduate studies.