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Formatting Your Thesis or Dissertation

The Graduate School has strict guidelines for formatting your thesis or dissertation document. Be sure to follow all formatting requirements or you will have to make changes and resubmit. 

Spring 2021 Deadlines & Commencement

February 15: Graduation Application Deadline
April 3: Format Check Deadline
April 8: 
Defense Deadline
April 18: 
Final Submission Deadline for Thesis/Dissertation
May 7:
 Commencement Exercises, Details TBA 
May 8: 
Doctoral Hooding Ceremony, 1 p.m.,  Details TBA

Summer 2021 Deadlines & Commencement

July 10: Format Check Deadline for Thesis/Dissertation
July 15: Defense Deadline
July 19: Graduation Application Deadline
July 25: Final Submission Deadline for Thesis/Dissertation
August 15: Summer Graduation (no ceremony)

Fall 2021 Deadlines & Commencement

November 8: Format Check Deadline
November 13:
Defense Deadline
November 23:
Final Submission Deadline for Thesis/Dissertation
December 13:
Commencement Exercises, Details TBA 
December 13: Doctoral Hooding Ceremony, Details TBA

Try to submit your thesis or dissertation document early. 
That way, you'll have more time to make any necessary formatting changes. 

 

Preparing Your Document

We require consistency in form and appearance for all thesis and dissertation documents. Be sure to follow all formatting guidelines so you can avoid having to make changes and resubmit your document.

Formatting Guide

Every thesis and dissertation must conform to the requirements in this guide to be accepted. If your thesis or dissertation document is not accepted on the first try, you will be required to make the necessary changes and resubmit.

Samples

Formatting Templates

 


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