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Thesis-Dissertation Information

Bound Dissertations

Before Starting Your Research

Take some time now to familiarize yourself with the forms and guidelines that directly impact all graduate students.

Writing Your Thesis or Dissertation

Published research, writing resources, and instructional aids are available to guide you as you conduct and document your research.

 

Finishing Your Degree

There’s more to graduating than the final defense. Be aware of the deadlines, submission guidelines, and required forms for graduation.

 

The thesis/dissertation is a part of an academic tradition that provides many rewarding opportunities to be creative and innovative. It is a public document that carries your name and IUP’s into the world.

Your thesis or dissertation is representative of your ability to conduct original research in your chosen field. As such, future employers may review your thesis or dissertation to make hiring or tenure decisions. For this reason, the School of Graduate Studies and Research and the graduate faculty have established standards in order to produce a publication of the highest quality.

Information and Resources

Check your IUP e-mail account often for important messages from the School of Graduate Studies and Research!

Please address all thesis and dissertation questions to grad-research@iup.edu.

Deadlines for Spring

April 1

Both master's and doctoral May graduates have successfully defended thesis or dissertation (if degree program requires a defense).

April 1

Draft copy of thesis or dissertation for May graduates is submitted to grad-research@iup.edu for review.

April 1

Signed thesis or dissertation signature page and necessary forms are submitted to the Thesis-Dissertation Office, 120 Stright, for May graduates. 

April 15

Electronic thesis or dissertation is submitted to ProQuest for May graduates.

May 1

Both master's and doctoral candidates planning to graduate in May have applied for graduation through URSA.

May 15

Master's candidates planning to graduate in August 2014 have submitted the Research Topic Approval Form.

May 15

Doctoral candidates planning to graduate in December 2014 have submitted the Research Topic Approval Form.

 

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