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 


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 submit theses/dissertations to the Graduate School