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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.

 

Forms

Checklist

Osprey Update Instructions

 

Digital Commons

Upload Instructions

Document Preparation and Format

Order of Contents

Important Deadlines

 Summer 2018
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

 Fall 2018
TBA  Committee Membership form due to the Graduate School
TBA  Deadline to apply for graduation (application is submitted through myWings) 
TBA  Deadline to defend thesis/dissertation
TBA  Deadline to upload theses/dissertations to Digital Commons, and 
submit the Certificate of Approval and Availability Agreement to the Graduate School