Division of Research and Graduate Studies
REQUIREMENTS FOR DISSERTATION/THESIS SUBMISSIONS
- Your dissertation/thesis chair and all committee members must submit the "Final Submission
Approval" statement electronically. Instructions are available on the DTO Web site
(see "Dissertation/Thesis Submission" under "Step 2").
- The dissertation/thesis must be formatted per university specifications detailed in the Guidelines for Thesis Preparation or the Format and Evaluation Guidelines for Dissertation Preparation.
- All critical elements of the dissertation or thesis must be present. Students should
not still be engaged in writing parts of the document. You must have an abstract,
which must fit on one page, and all required preliminary pages (see respective guidelines: title page, approval
page, authorization sheet, table of contents, and, as needed, list of tables and list
of figures), as well as a completed reference list (i.e., "References," "Works Cited,"
- The list of references must follow the format of a selected style sheet or manual.
Indicate your choice in the registration material you submit to the DTO (see DTO Web
site, "Dissertation/Thesis Submission" under "Step 1") and include a recent sample
if you are using a specialized journal format.
- All content additions or corrections made by your committee members must be incorporated
into the submission reviewed by the DTO.