Thesis and Dissertation Procedures 

The purpose of the thesis or dissertation is to show evidence of the graduate student's development as a consumer of research and knowledge. The process of writing a thesis or dissertation starts very early -at the point of writing a proposal. Several graduate programs have formatting guidelines and thesis timelines of their own. It is important that students are mindful of these program-specific policies. Where those guidelines are more exacting than the ones listed here, and where a program’s deadlines are earlier than the ones listed here, those program-specific guidelines/timelines take precedence.  

Information Session Packet 

Checklist 

Digital Commons Instructions 

Osprey Update Instructions 

PowerPoint 

Reminders 

Summer 2015 Deadlines

June 19 - Committee Membership form due to the Graduate School 

 

June 30 - Deadline to apply for summer graduation (application is submitted through myWings) 

 

July 6 - Deadline to defend thesis/dissertation for summer 2015 graduation

 

July 17 - Summer 2015 deadline to submit theses and dissertations to the Graduate School. (Please click here for important information about your final submission)

 

Fall 2015 Deadlines

Sept. 25 - Committee Membership form due to the Graduate School

 

Nov. 10 -  Deadline to apply for fall graduation (application is submitted through myWings) 

 

Nov. 13 - Deadline to defend thesis/dissertation for fall 2015 graduation

 

Nov. 30 - Fall 2015 deadline to submit theses/dissertations to the Graduate School (Please click here for important information about your final submission)

  

 

 

Spring 2016 Deadlines

March 4 - Committee Membership form due to the Graduate School

 

March 28 - Deadline to apply for spring graduation (application is submitted through myWings)

 

April 1 - Deadline to defend thesis/dissertation for spring 2016 graduation

 

April 15 - Spring 2016 deadline to submit theses/dissertations to the Graduate School (Please click here for important information about your final submission)