Thesis and Project Guidelines
Before you begin: Application for graduation and registration for thesis units are required for submitting a thesis.
Important ! There are 3 deadlines for submitting a thesis.
1. Submit a Document for Review:
2. Submit 2 Forms to Reviewer and Upload Approved Document:
GS-13 form, 3 signatures: MS Word 97-
MS Word 2007- Watch on YouTube
Prepare the approved Word document for uploading:
ETD Submission Tutorial: PPT
Proceed with the submission process at the UMI ETD Administrator website and create an account. Log on and follow the instructions provided. Allow approximately 1 hour.
Supplemental CDs and DVDs, such as music compositions or videos, cannot be uploaded to the ETD Administrator. Instead submit discs to the thesis reviewer. For more information on non-print media, see chapter 4 of the Thesis Guide.
3. Receive Confirmation that Submission is Complete: Watch on YouTube
The Library submits all approved files to the vendor and informs the Registrar's Office, College Graduate Dean, Office of Graduate Studies and Research, and the Graduation Office that the document has been accepted. ETDs become available to campus users in 8-12 weeks via the library's catalog and digital repository.
Submission Steps:Read The Guide to Preparation of Master’s Theses and Project Reports
Attend a thesis/project preparation workshop
Complete the format review process
Upload approved final PDF file to UMI ETD Administrator website
Detailed submission checklist: PDF
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