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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. 

Fall 2019 Deadlines & Commencement

October 7: Graduation Application Deadline
November 15: Defense Deadline, Format Check Deadline for Thesis/Dissertation
November 25: Final Submission Deadline for Thesis/Dissertation
December 16: Commencement Exercises

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.


Formatting Templates


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