Graduate Program - Thesis Preparation and Defense
  • Deliver thesis to the committee members: A thesis should be prepared following the guidelines of the Office of the Graduate Studies and Research at least seven weeks prior to the end of the semester. Committee members must be given at least two weeks to review the thesis.
  • Announce the thesis defense: Students should announce their intent to defend the thesis five weeks prior to the end of the semester. Students must post a flyer with information regarding their thesis defense with the title, presentation date, a presentation place, thesis advisor, department name and school (Arts and Sciences). The flyer must be posted on each floor of the building and a copy should be registered with the Dean of Graduate Studies.
  • Present or defend the thesis: Students should defend their thesis three weeks prior to the end of the semester.
  • Bind the final thesis:Students should submit the final version of their thesis two weeks prior to the end of the semester after making all of the corrections requested by the thesis committee members. Students have approximately one week to correct their thesis and submit the thesis for binding. Students should provide a receipt for binding to the Graduate Director for final graduation approval.
  • Graduation Application: The graduation evaluation and application form should be filled out and submitted to the Director of the Graduate Program.
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