Filing Resources

PhD Dissertation Paperwork

Signature Approval Page

Must include an original "wet" signature for each committee member on the same page.  This page approves the written dissertation content.

Form 5: Report on Final Examination for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy

All PhD students must submit this form if the department requires a defense. 

NORC Survey of Earned Doctorates

 All PhD students are asked to complete this survey.

Graduate Division Doctoral Exit Survey All PhD students are asked to complete this survey.
Acknowledgement of Previously Published Material For PhD students who have authored and published material that will appear in their dissertation.

Master's Thesis Paperwork

Signature Approval Page

Must include an original "wet" signature for each committee member on the same page.  This page approves the written dissertation content.

Report on Final Defense of Master's Thesis

All master's students must submit this form if the department requires a defense. 

Acknowledgement of Previously Published Material For Master's students who have authored and published material that will appear in their thesis.

Formatting and Submission Links

Dissertation and Thesis Format Guide

Graduation Deadline Dates
PhD Dissertation and Master's Thesis Filing Checklist ProQuest ETD dissertation/thesis submission site
ProQuest ETD FAQs Copyright Information

Downloadable Templates

Word Template

Word Template with Landscape Table
LaTex Template (Chairperson)* LaTex Template (Co-Chairpersons)*
Margin and Page Number Template Margin and Page Number Placement Template (with landscape table)
*LaTex is often used for scientific document preparation.  The Graduate Division provides these templates as a courtesy, but we do not have a LaTex expert in the Graduate Academic Affairs Office.  Please consult with the Graduate Quantitative Methods Center for assistance.
 

Sample Preliminary Pages

Sample Title Page

Sample Copyright Page
Sample Signature Approval Page (PhD) Sample Signature Approval Page (Master's)
Sample Cover Page (Creative Writing Manuscript) Sample Abstract

Formatting Helpful Hints

Formatting Pagination in Word Using Section Breaks
Page Numbers - Portrait-Style Numbers on Landscape Pages
Final Draft for Screenwriters - Helpful Hints

Format Workshops

Format Workshop Video (online version)
Format Workshop PowerPoint Slides - Spring 2019
LaTex Format Workshop - Winter 2015
 

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