Thesis and Dissertation
* Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
|Submit thesis, dissertation,
DNP project to
Graduate Studies Office
August 3, 2020
November 20, 2020
April 23, 2021
July 9, 2021
*All dates subject to change based on changes in university calendar
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 Success Consultants if needed.
4. Review the new process in the Thesis Manual .
5. Print out or download your Thesis Verification Form /Dissertation Verification Form 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.
Submit the following for materials at the same time and in one email to the Office of Graduate Studies by the appropriate submission deadline:
- Create an account on ProQuest . (ProQuest Online Submission Example ). Forward your ProQuest email confirmation to email@example.com.
- Submit the Thesis Verification Form /Dissertation Verification Form , signed by your full committee, to the Office of Graduate Studies (CP-950 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Sign the Abierta Agreement and submit to the Office of Graduate Studies (CP-950 or via email to email@example.com).
- Email an electronic copy of committee-approved version of your manuscript in Word to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
- After your submission, the University Thesis/Dissertation Reader will contact you via the email provided on the Thesis Verification Form Dissertation Verification Form .
- If the Reader requests changes, please make them and email them back to the Reader. You do not need to resubmit all materials.
- 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.
- ProQuest sends ETD for binding and publication.
Ordering Additional Thesis Copies
The University Thesis/Dissertation Reader, Eliot Cossaboom (email@example.com), 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 students . 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 . One-on-one appointments are available.