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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.

 

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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 2019
Sept 20 Committee Membership form due to the Graduate School
Oct 4 Deadline to apply for graduation (application is submitted through myWings) 
Dec 6 Deadline to defend thesis/dissertation
Dec 20 Deadline to upload the following to Digital Commons: final thesis/dissertation,
signed 
Certificate of Approval and completed Availability Agreement
(please refer to the Upload Instructions above)

Spring 2020
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 the following to Digital Commons: final thesis/dissertation, 
signed Certificate of Approval and completed Availability Agreement
(please refer to the Upload Instructions above)