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Formatting Your Thesis/Dissertation: Home

Learn about Graduate College formatting requirements.

Using This Guide

This guide is designed to help provide instructions on how to meet the Graduate College formatting requirements. The suggested use is to go straight across the top tabs and follow each step. Notice that step 2 is broken up based on degree type and step 4 is split based on different objects that may or may not be used in the body of the work. Questions should be directed to the Thesis & Dissertation Reviewer.

The top level page will show screenshots for a Windows computer. Hovering over the pages will provide the option to select formatting for a Mac.

Thesis and Dissertation Reviewer

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Thesis and Dissertation Manual

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Important Dates

Spring 2021 Deadlines


April 1, 2021: Application for spring graduation due through Student Center*

April 2, 2021: Review Deadline

April 26, 2021: Submission due in to the Graduate College by 4:30 PM in order to be eligible for spring graduation.

May 7, 2021: End of term -- final day students can apply for graduation (with a late fee) all applications received after this date will be considered for a future term.


* For more information about graduation or degree conferral and participation in commencement please visit the Registrar's Graduation and Commencement Page on https://registrar.uni.edu

 

Summer 2021 Deadlines


MAY TERM

May 14, 2021: Review Deadline

May 31, 2021: Submission Deadline

July 1, 2021: Application for graduation due through Student Center*

JUNE TERM

June 7, 2021: Committee agreement to serve over extended term due to Graduate College

June 11, 2021: Review Deadline

July 1, 2021: Submission Deadline

July 1, 2021: Application for graduation due through Student Center*


* For more information about graduation or degree conferral and participation in commencement please visit the Registrar's Graduation and Commencement Page on https://registrar.uni.edu

FORMS

Committee Appointment Form (find one applicable to degree type)

Committee appointment forms should be submitted as soon as a committee has been formed. They must be submitted before a work can be submitted for review.

Final Approval Form (find one applicable to degree type)

Once the student successfully defends their work, an approval form should be submitted. This is an electronic form that will workflow to the committee chair and any other required approvers. Students will not receive notification of approval until after the Graduate College completes the final check and remaining steps are completed. Students should submit their electronic copy to gradcollege@uni.edu as soon as this is submitted (not approved).

Formatting Workshops

Spring 2021 Formatting Workshops will take place via Zoom

These workshops cover the formatting requirements for thesis-track MA, MAE, MS, and EdS students. Students who have a few chapters or partial selection drafted may benefit the most, though students at any point in the process are welcome to attend. The workshops will use Microsoft Word. If using LaTeX or another software, please contact the Thesis Reviewer. Registration is required.


There will be two workshops, the information at each will be the same:

Monday, February 22, 2021, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM CST

Tuesday, March 16, 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CST

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Writing Support

The Graduate Writing Assistant offers general writing support ranging from helping you get started to how to edit your own work.

Appointments can be made via the appointment calendar.

Doctoral & Masters Net provides professional development and academic writing webinars, short videos, and articles as well as other resources to help enhance your graduate education. Login now! https://uni.pd.education/

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