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  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. 

Summer 2014 Information Session Packet

Checklist

Digital Commons Instructions

Osprey Update Instructions

PowerPoint  

Reminders

Summer 2014 Deadlines

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

 

June 4 - Information Session, J.J. Daniel Hall, building 1, suite 2000, 4 p.m.

 

June 6 - Information Session, J.J. Daniel Hall, building 1, suite 2000, 10 a.m.

 

June 13 - Thesis/Dissertation Committee Membership form due to the Graduate School

 

July 4 - Deadline to defend thesis/dissertation for summer 2014 graduates (Osprey Update announcement must be submitted by the committee chair or designee at least 10 days prior to the defense)

 

July 18 - Summer 2014 deadline to submit theses and dissertations to the Graduate School. (Please click here for important information about your final submission)

 

Fall 2014 Deadlines

Sept. 12 - Deadline to apply for fall graduation (application is submitted through myWings)

 

Sept. 26 - Thesis/Dissertation Committee Membership form due to the Graduate School

 

Nov. 14 - Deadline to defend thesis/dissertation for fall 2014 graduations

 

Dec. 1 - Fall 2014 deadline to submit theses and dissertations to the Graduate School. (Please click here for important information about your final submission)

 

Spring 2015 Deadlines

Jan. 30 - Deadline to apply for spring graduation (application is submitted through myWings)

 

Feb. 13 - Committee Membership form due to the Graduate School

 

April 3 - Deadline to defend theses and dissertations for spring 2015 graduates

 

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

 

UNF Digital Commons

 

In April 2013, UNF Theses and Dissertations had 7081 full-text downloads and 6 new submissions posted. The most popular papers were A Curriculum For Developing Listening Skills in Kindergarten (397 downloads), Using Children's Literature: An Approach to Teaching Reading (292 downloads) and A Performance Comparison of Hypervisors for Cloud Computing (262 downloads).

UNF Theses and Dissertations now holds 320 records, which have been downloaded a total of 83694 times.