Semester Thesis Deadline with Enrollment Waiver* Initial Format Check Thesis/Required Forms Due
Summer 2023 May 19, 2023 at 3 p.m. July 21, 2023

Ph.D.: July 28, 2023 at noon

M.S.: July 28, 2023 at noon

Fall 2023 August 25, 2023 at 3 p.m. December 4, 2023

Ph.D: Dec. 11, 2023 at noon

M.S.: Dec. 11, 2023 at noon

Spring 2024 January 12, 2024 at 3 p.m. April 19, 2024

Ph.D.: April 26, 2024 at noon

M.S. April 26, 2024 at noon

Summer 2024 May 17, 2024 at 3 p.m. July 19, 2024

Ph.D.: July 26, 2024 at noon

M.S.: July 26, 2024 at noon

Fall 2024 August 23, 2024 at 3 p.m. November 22, 2024

Ph.D.: Dec. 6, 2024 at noon

M.S.: Dec. 6, 2024 at noon

All dates subject to change
* Applies only to students who want to submit a thesis and enrollment waiver at the same time.

Tips on Submitting Theses or Dissertations

Please note that thesis deadlines are firm, and if you don't submit yours by the deadline, your graduation may be delayed. Here are a few things to keep in mind when it comes to submitting theses or dissertations:

  • Ensure that your document conforms to the requirements set forth in the Thesis Manual (PDF). See forms that must be submitted with your thesis/dissertation.
  • Check your department's deadlines, as they are sometimes earlier than the deadlines listed above.
  • Submit your dissertation oral exam announcements to your school/department at least 10 working days prior to the presentation date.
  • Email a PDF of your thesis or dissertation to to have the format checked. You can also have your format checked by visiting Graduate Education. (Only final copies of documents should be submitted to the electronic thesis and dissertations website.)
  • Confirm that your home department will send the following documents to Graduate Education for final approval:
    • Request for Admission to Ph.D. Candidacy (submit upon completion of departmental requirement)
    • Request for Approval of Minor
    • Request for Approval of Master's Thesis Topic

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