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Step Four: Submitting the Thesis or Dissertation to the Department

If department Chair approval of a thesis or dissertation is required by the degree program, the student should submit a copy of his/her thesis or dissertation to review in accordance with the department timeline. This will allow time for (1) the department Chair to read and comment on the thesis or dissertation and (2) the student to make any necessary corrections to the document. The student must upload all final documents to Digital Commons by the upload deadline posted on the Graduate School Thesis and Dissertation Procedures website.



  • A corrected copy of the thesis or dissertation with corrections required by the thesis or dissertation committee was submitted to the department chair.