Dissertation/Thesis Approval Process

  • Upon acceptance of the dissertation/thesis by the candidate’s advisor, the candidate must follow procedures acceptable to his/her department and dean in providing copies for review by the dissertation/thesis committee.

    The candidate shall request a formal meeting of the dissertation/thesis committee, at a time convenient to all members, to defend the dissertation/thesis and secure dissertation/thesis approval. A draft electronic copy must be submitted to the Thesis/Dissertation Office in the School of Graduate Studies and Research for compliance review at least two weeks prior to final submission. 

    The dissertation must be approved in writing by each member of the committee, as well as by the  dean of the School of Graduate Studies and Research.