Thesis, Project, and Dissertation Guidelines
This site provides all the necessary resources for preparing and submitting the master's thesis, report of master's project, or doctoral dissertation to the University. It includes information about style and format regulations, procedures for the approval of documents, steps for electronic submission, sample pages, and more.
It is strongly recommended that all students and faculty advisors engaged in the preparation of a master's thesis, master's project, or doctoral dissertation become thoroughly familiar with the contents of these guidelines before preparation of a document. Watch on YouTube.
Electronic theses, projects, and dissertations (ETDs) are made available online to the campus community. ETDs will be submitted online in Portable Document Format (PDF), utilizing the UMI ETD Administrator, provided by ProQuest. Submitted ETDs are maintained in the University Library's Digital Repository.
Fall 2013 Deadlines
Consult with Thesis Reviewer for Preliminary Review: December 6
Upload to ETD Administrator and Submit Signed GS-13: December 13
Receive Confirmation of Completion: December 19
CSULA Thesis Template (NEW AND UPDATED!)