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 firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also view the Thesis & Dissertation Workshop video for help.
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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 1st
- Summer – August 1st
- Fall – December 1st
If any of the above dates fall on a weekend, the deadline will be extended to Monday.
Students should email their manuscript as Word or PDF document to email@example.com.
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: https://www.etdadmin.com/cgi-bin/school?siteId=64
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:
Associate Professor of Chemistry