Preparing a Thesis?

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

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



  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.



Submit the following three materials to the Office of Graduate Studies by the appropriate deadline (see chart below for specific dates):

  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.  Print out and sign the Abierta AgreementPDF File Opens in new window and submit it along with the Thesis Verification Form to the Office of Graduate Studies (MH-112). 
  4. Email an electronic copy of committee-approved version of your manuscript in Word to No .PDFs, please.
  5. After the Office of Graduate Studies has received all necessary materials, they will be forwarded to the University Thesis/Dissertation Reader for review.


  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 (, 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 2018

Summer 2018

Fall 2018

Spring 2019

Submit thesis / dissertation / DNP project to Graduate Studies Office

Friday, April 27, 2018

Friday, July 13, 2018

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Friday, April 26, 2019

Thesis Documents

Ordering Additional Thesis Copies

Additional THESIS Resources