Thesis and Dissertation Information

General Information

All students writing a thesis or dissertation should read the Thesis and Dissertation Guidelines, preferably before they begin the project. The guidelines contain the formatting and submission procedures required by the Graduate School; if these are not closely followed, the Graduate School may return the manuscript to the student for correction.

If you have any questions about formatting your manuscript, please do not hesitate to send an email to You may also view the Thesis & Dissertation Workshop video for help.

UA Little Rock Graduate School Thesis & Dissertation Workshop

Are you working on a thesis or dissertation? Are you ready for your manuscript to be reviewed by GRADTDREVIEW? Are you not sure how to format the front end of your document? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you are in the right place!

Thesis/Dissertation Final Submission Process

Students must submit one original, successfully defended copy of their thesis/dissertation to the Graduate School for format review. All manuscripts must be received by the Graduate School by 5:00 p.m. on the format deadline set for the specific graduation term.

The deadlines for the graduation terms are:

  • Spring – May 1
  • Summer – August 1
  • Fall – December 1

If any of the above dates fall on a weekend, the deadline will be extended to Monday.

Students should email their manuscript as a Word or PDF document to

The Graduate School no longer requires bound copies. However, some programs may still require bound copies. Students should check with their program for specific requirements.

Students must upload a PDF of their manuscript to ProQuest.

Please submit to ProQuest at this link:

Approval Page

If you choose to bind your thesis or dissertation, one of the following forms must be included in every copy you submit to be bound. You should download the appropriate form and change the bracketed and italicized text to fit your project.

Additionally, doctoral students should change all references from “thesis” to “dissertation.” You do not need to submit a copy of this form to the Graduate School for review.

Committee Approval Form (Advisor Only): Committee Approval Form-Advisor

Committee Approval Form (Co-Advisor): Committee Approval Form-Co-Advisor

Graduate Dean Information

Please note that the graduate dean line on the thesis or dissertation signature form should use the following information:

Brian Berry
Associate Professor of Chemistry