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.

 

Thesis and Dissertation Forms

Thesis and Dissertation Checklist

Digital Commons Instructions

Osprey Update Instructions   

 

Spring 2018 Deadlines

February 16 Committee Membership form due to the Graduate School
March 2 Deadline to apply for graduation (application is submitted through myWings)
April 20 Deadline to defend thesis/dissertation
May 4 Deadline to upload theses/dissertations to Digital Commons, and
submit the Certificate of Approval and Availability Agreement to the Graduate School

Summer 2018 Deadlines

June 1 Committee Membership form due to the Graduate School
June 15 Deadline to apply for graduation (application is submitted through myWings) 
July 27 Deadline to defend thesis/dissertation
August 10 Deadline to upload theses/dissertations to Digital Commons, and 
submit the Certificate of Approval and Availability Agreement to the Graduate School