Step Four: Submitting the Thesis or Dissertation to the Department

As directed by the department chair, six weeks before graduation the student should submit a copy of his/her thesis or dissertation to the department chair for review.  (If the department chair is a member of the thesis or dissertation committee, less time is probably required.) This will allow two weeks in which (1) the department chair reads and comments on the thesis or dissertation and (2) the student makes the necessary corrections to the document.

 

The student will also need to provide the department chair with the Certificate of Approval previously signed by the thesis or dissertation committee members and the thesis or dissertation Chair.

Checklist

❏ A corrected copy of the thesis or dissertation with corrections required by the thesis or dissertation committee was submitted to the department chair.

❏ Original Certificate of Approval was submitted to the department chair.