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Dissertation and Thesis Submission

  • The doctoral dissertation/master's thesis must be submitted to each member of the doctoral/thesis committee at least four weeks before the final examination/defense. 
  • A student must make an appointment with the Graduate Division for a preliminary check of his/her dissertation/thesis. At that appointment the format is checked and instructions on the final preparation and submission of the dissertation/thesis are given.
  • The final version of the dissertation/thesis must conform to procedures outlined in the "Preparation and Submission Manual for Doctoral Dissertations and Masters' Theses".
    * Please note, new margin and pagination requirements are in effect beginning Fall 2017. Please be sure to follow the 2017-2018 version of the manual found here.
  • A student must make a final appointment with the Graduate Division for the submission of all final degree paperwork and the final dissertation/thesis. Please see the 2017-2018 Preparation and Submission Manual for Doctoral Dissertations and Masters' Theses for detailed instructions. 
  • Please print the Dissertation/Thesis Release Form and bring it with you to discuss during your preliminary appointment.