Thesis and Dissertation

2015-2016 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)


2015-2016 Deadlines

Degree Conferral Date Submission Deadline Approval by Committee
Aug 24, 2016 Aug 1, 2016 Noon Aug 5, 2016, Noon
Feb 1, 2016 Jan 4, 2016, Noon Jan 8, 2016, Noon
May 29, 2016 May 2, 2016, Noon May 6, 2016, Noon


*Filing Fees may apply. See Fees and Forms.

Apply for Graduation

All research degree candidates (M.S., M.A., PhD) must apply for graduation using the Graduation Manager system (Online).  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.