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Graduate Studies - Thesis and Dissertations

California State University, Fullerton

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Thesis and Dissertation Information
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Preparing a thesis?



The Thesis/Dissertation review procedures have changed. We are moving to an electronic thesis/dissertation (ETD) policy, effective immediately.


Electronic submission of manuscripts is REQUIRED beginning with Fall 2015. Not all web pages have been completely updated and may have contradictory information. Please contact the Thesis and Dissertation Helpdesk at  if you have any questions or concerns about the submission process.


1. Before you begin, print out the Thesis Manual. It includes everything you need to know.

2. Download the Thesis Template for your manuscript formatting.
3. Format and print your thesis manuscript as described in the Thesis Manual.

4. Review the new process in the Thesis Submission and Formal Review.
5. Have your Thesis Verification Form complete with all signatures.
6. Submit the following materials to the Office of Graduate Studies by the deadline date:

    • Thesis Verification Form, signed by committee

    • ProQuest Publishing Agreement, completed and OGS approval

    • Electronic copy of manuscript in Word, emailed to 

  • 7. The Thesis Reader will review your Word document and will contact you via email with questions, comments etc.  Once your Word document is approved, you will receive an email with instructions on how to create your ProQuest Student Account.
  • 8. After your submission, the University Thesis/Dissertation Reader will contact you.

The University Thesis/Dissertation Reader, Debra Stewart,, 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 for you to receive a response.


Thesis writing workshops are offered every semester and highly recommended for anyone writing a thesis. The workshop powerpoint presentation is available for viewing on this site.


If you need writing support, take advantage of the services provided by the Graduate Learning Specialists. One-on-one appointments are available.


Thesis General Information