Thesis and Dissertation

2013 Submission and Conferral Deadlines:

Download Your Thesis packet

  1. Thesis and Dissertation Guidebook
  2. Formatting Guidelines
  3. Exam Results Forms (Please Select One)
  4. Graduation Manager (Online)

2013-2014 Deadlines

Degree Conferral Date Dissertation and Theses Must Be Submitted* and Approved By:
Jan 27, 2014 Jan 10, 2014, Noon
May 25, 2014 May 2, 2014, Noon
Aug 18, 2014 Aug 1, 2014, Noon


*Filing Fees may apply. See Fees and Forms.

Apply for Graduation

All research degree candidates (M.S., M.A., PhD) candidates must apply for graduation using the Graduation Manager (Online) system during the semester prior to their anticipated conferral date.  Even if your degree does not require a thesis or dissertation you must still apply for graduation. Students in professional degree programs may apply for graduation through their field or affiliated college. Ask your GFA for clarification if you are unsure.

Submit your Thesis

As a candidate for a research degree you may submit your thesis or dissertation to The Graduate School using the Graduation Manager  system. The Graduate School will verify that the formatting requirements have been met and will send an electronic copy of your document to your Special Committee for final approval. Approved theses and dissertations are sent to the Olin Library for printing, binding, and cataloging.  You can order extra copies from Olin Library to keep or share.