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.  

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Fall 2016 Deadlines

September 22 - Committee Membership form due to the Graduate School


October 6 - Deadline to apply for fall graduation (application is submitted through myWings)


November 10 - Deadline to defend thesis/dissertation 


November 23 - Deadline to submit theses/dissertations to the Graduate School (Please click here for important information about your final submission)