Thesis and Dissertation

NOTE:

* Please contact thesisdisshelpdesk@fullerton.edu  if you have any questions or concerns about the submission process that are not clear to you on this page.

* Please download the pdf forms first before filling them in. To fill in the forms, you will need adobe reader on your computer.

Submission Deadlines

  Summer
2020
Fall
2020
Spring
2021
Summer
2021
Submit thesis, dissertation,
DNP project to
Graduate Studies Office
Monday,
August 3, 2020
Friday,
November 20, 2020
Friday,
April 23, 2021
Friday,
July 9, 2021

*All dates subject to change based on changes in university calendar

Pre-Submission

1. Upon 598 enrollment, print out the Thesis Manual PDF File . It includes everything you need to know.

2. After you have a complete first draft, download the Thesis Template for your manuscript formatting, and paste in your draft. Proof and edit additional drafts.

3. Early in your final semester, format your work to the best of your ability. Seek assistance from a Graduate Success Consultants Opens in new window if needed.

4. Review the new process in the Thesis Manual PDF File .

5. Print out or download your Thesis Verification Form PDF File Opens in new window /Dissertation Verification Form PDF File Opens in new window for committee signatures at your defense. This can be printed out on regular paper; special paper is no longer required. You can also download and fill in the first part and email that form to your chair/committee for their e-signatures. 

6. Your Chair and Committee must approve your final version and complete the embargo section by signing the Thesis Verification Form/Dissertation Verification Form.  All signatures must be the original wet signature or e-signatures.

Submission

Submit the following for materials at the same time and in one email to the Office of Graduate Studies by the appropriate submission deadline:

  1. Create an account on ProQuest Opens in new window . (ProQuest Online Submission Example PDF File Opens in new window ). Forward your ProQuest email confirmation to thesisdisshelpdesk@fullerton.edu.
  2. Submit the Thesis Verification Form PDF File Opens in new window /Dissertation Verification Form PDF File Opens in new window , signed by your full committee, to the Office of Graduate Studies (CP-950 or via email to thesisdisshelpdesk@fullerton.edu).  
  3. Sign the Abierta Agreement PDF File Opens in new window  and submit to the Office of Graduate Studies (CP-950 or via email to thesisdisshelpdesk@fullerton.edu).
  4. Email an electronic copy of committee-approved version of your manuscript in Word to thesisdisshelpdesk@fullerton.edu. No .PDFs, please.

After the Office of Graduate Studies has received all necessary materials in a single email, they will be forwarded to the Thesis/Dissertation Reader for final approval. You will receive email confirmation of the final approval. Please check your CSUF email regularly.

Post-Submission

  1. After your submission, the University Thesis/Dissertation Reader will contact you via the email provided on the Thesis Verification Form PDF File Opens in new window Dissertation Verification Form PDF File Opens in new window .
  2. If the Reader requests changes, please make them and email them back to the Reader. You do not need to resubmit all materials.
  3. Once the paper reaches all university formatting requirements, the Reader will upload a new version to ProQuest and will notify the university that the student has finished.
  4. ProQuest sends ETD for binding and publication.

 

Thesis/Dissertation Reader

The University Thesis/Dissertation Reader, Eliot Cossaboom (ecossaboom@fullerton.edu), is available to answer any questions not found on this site by email or by appointment only. During peak times, when there is a high volume of theses and dissertations to review, it may take up to three business days to receive a response.

Workshops

Thesis writing workshops are offered every semester and highly recommended for anyone writing a thesis. Please check upcoming workshops offered for graduate students Opens in new window . The Thesis Writing 101 workshop PowerPoint is available for viewing on this site.

Graduate Success Consultants

If you need writing support, take advantage of the services provided by the Graduate Success Consultants Opens in new window . One-on-one appointments are available.