Preparing a Thesis?

Effective October 2017 please download and use the updated Thesis Verification FormPDF File Opens in new window .

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

 

Pre-Submission

  1. Upon 598 enrollment, print out the Thesis Manual. 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 Learning SpecialistOpens in new window if needed.
  4. Review the new process in the Thesis/Dissertation Submission and Formal ReviewPDF File Opens in new window .
  5. Print out your Thesis Verification FormPDF 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. 
  6. Your Chair and Committee must approve your final version and complete the embargo section by signing the Thesis Verification Form.  All signatures must be the original wet signature for each committee member.  Electronic signatures or copies will not be accepted.

 

Submission

          Submit the following three materials to the Office of Graduate Studies by the deadline date:

  1. Create an account on ProQuestOpens in new window . (ProQuest Online Submission ExamplePDF File Opens in new window )
  2. Submit the original Thesis Verification FormPDF File Opens in new window , signed by your full committee, to the Office of Graduate Studies (MH-112). Electronic signatures or copies will not be accepted.
  3. Email an electronic copy of committee-approved version of your manuscript in Word to thesisdisshelpdesk@fullerton.edu. No .PDFs, please.
  4. After the Office of Graduate Studies has received all necessary materials, they will be forwarded to the University Thesis/Dissertation Reader for review.


Post-Submission

  1. After your submission, the University Thesis/Dissertation Reader will contact you via the email provided on the Thesis Verification FormPDF 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.

 

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.

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

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

 

Thesis Information

Thesis / Dissertation / DNP Project Submission Deadlines

  Spring 2017
Graduation

Summer 2017

Graduation 

Fall 2017

Graduation 

Spring 2018 Graduation

Student submits thesis / dissertation / DNP project to Graduate Studies Office

Friday,

April 28, 2017

Friday,

July 7, 2017

 Tuesday, 

November 21, 2017

Friday,

April 27, 2018

Thesis Documents

Ordering Additional Thesis Copies


Additional THESIS Resources