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

Programs have the discretion to establish more rigorous deadlines than those below. Please check with your program to ensure you meet any program specific deadlines. 

 

The deadlines posted below are the latest possible dates to submit the required material to the Graduate School. Failure to meet the Graduate School deadlines will result in the denial of your graduation application.

 

 Fall 2018
Sept 21 Committee Membership form due to the Graduate School
Oct 5 Deadline to apply for graduation (application is submitted through myWings) 
Nov 30 Deadline to defend thesis/dissertation
Dec 14 Deadline to upload theses/dissertations to Digital Commons, and 
submit the Certificate of Approval and Availability Agreement to the Graduate School

 Spring 2019
TBA Committee Membership form due to the Graduate School
TBA Deadline to apply for graduation (application is submitted through myWings) 
April 19 Deadline to defend thesis/dissertation
May 3 Deadline to upload theses/dissertations to Digital Commons, and 
submit the Certificate of Approval and Availability Agreement to the Graduate School