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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.


Spring 2020
March 6 Committee Membership form due to the Graduate School;
deadline to apply for graduation (application is submitted through myWings)
April 24 Deadline to defend thesis/dissertation
May 8 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)

Summer 2020
June 12 Committee Membership form due to the Graduate School;
deadline to apply for graduation (application is submitted through myWings)  
July 24 Deadline to defend thesis/dissertation 
August 7 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)