Please review these frequently asked questions about the thesis and dissertation submission process.
The Graduate School accepts theses electronically only, uploaded as a pdf document, through the ProQuest website. This site contains information on converting word documents to pdf documents, and has a helpful section of frequently asked questions. The Thesis Approval Form must be attached as a supplemental file. Before submitting electronically, students can call the Graduate School to discuss options for a pre-check of thesis/dissertation format. Please check submission deadlines on the Graduate School calendar.
Your thesis will be reviewed by the Graduate School. Keep a close eye on your e-mail, as you'll receive confirmation that the thesis has been accepted or a request to make revisions.
Any revisions to your thesis must be complete by the posted deadline; please allow time to make revisions as necessary. Should you have any concerns, Graduate School staff members will work with you directly to plan a path forward.
The Thesis Approval Form (TAF) shows that your committee has approved the final version of your thesis. In advance of submission, fill out the form and enter contact informatiion; the form will then be routed to your committee chair and one other member. The form will be returned to you with signatures. Download the form and attach it to your thesis as a supplemental file when you submit the pdf. Full instructions are available to assist you.
You can import graphics files into your word processing application prior to creating the final PDF version. Generally, we have found that .gif files translate to PDF better than to .jpg (JPEG) files.
Yes. However, links should only be to other parts of the dissertation. That is, they should not link to external web sites that might change after the document is submitted.