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Thesis and Dissertation Office - Flow Chart

Thesis/Project Report/Dissertation Committee Process:

Step 1 - Confer with Department Graduate Advisor.

Step 2 - File Paperwork.

Step 3 - Assemble Thesis, Project, or Dissertation Committee.

Step 4 - Select Topic.

Step 5 - Confer with Committee.

Step 6 - Contact University Research.

Step 7 - Research and Write Thesis, Project Report, or Dissertation.

Step 8 - Confer with Committee.

Step 9 - Make Requested Committee Corrections. Complete the oral defense (if required), the Project Presentation, or the Final Reading (consult with your Graduate Advisor or Committee Chair for any other requirements). Obtain the signatures of the Committee Members and the College Designee (Dean or Department Chair) on the Approval/Signature Page.

Thesis/Project Report/Dissertation Format Evaluation Process:

You may want to consider scheduling a pre-submission consultation appointment prior to submission!

Step 1 - Submit your manuscript to the Thesis and Dissertation Office within established submission periods (before 5 p.m. of the deadline date).

Step 2 - Make format and style corrections if required.

Step 3 - Obtain clearance and submit your manuscript to the campus Copy Center, Bookstore, and pay fees for reproduction of your manuscript in microfiche  and online.

Step 4 - Return the receipt number to the Thesis and Dissertation Office.

When you have returned the receipt number to the Thesis and Dissertation Office, a clearance letter will be sent to the Committee Chair and Enrollment Services stating that your Thesis, Project, or Dissertation Requirement is complete. Until the clearance letter is sent, your Thesis, Project, or Dissertation Requirement will remain incomplete.

Graphic showing the steps involved in thesis work.