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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.

Thesis and Dissertation Reviewer

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Thesis and Dissertation Manual

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Important Dates

Fall 2020 Deadlines

November 6, 2020: Review Deadline

November 10, 2020: Application for Fall graduation due through Student Center*

December 4, 2020: Submission due in to the Graduate College by 4:30 PM in order to be eligible for Fall graduation.

* For more information about graduation or degree conferral and participation in commencement please visit the Registrar's Graduation and Commencement Page on

Deadlines for Spring 2021 will be released closer to the start of the semester.

Formatting Workshops

Fall 2020 Formatting Workshops will take place via Zoom

These workshops will walk through the formatting requirements. There will be time at the end for questions and students can schedule one-on-one appointments or ask questions via email as well.


Thesis Workshops: (Register Here)

Option 1: Wednesday, September 16, 2020, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Option 2: Thursday, October 15, 2020, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM


Dissertation Workshops: (Register Here)

Option 1: Thursday, September 17, 2020, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Option 2: Wednesday, October 14, 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM


Music Recital and Studio Thesis Workshop: (Register Here)

Friday, October 9, 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Writing Support

The GA for Graduate Writing will offer writing support.

Appointments can be made via the appointment calendar

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