The formatting guides and templates are geared towards students completing their dissertation for a Ph.D. and a thesis for the master's degree.
Please call or email the Graduate School Coordinator/Format Advisor at 508-793-7676 (firstname.lastname@example.org) before printing out the completed version of your manuscript. Manuscripts with incorrect formatting will not be accepted by the Graduate School office and could delay conferral of the degree.
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Before submitting your dissertation or thesis to the Graduate School, the oral defense must already have taken place and all corrections must already have been made prior to submission of the manuscript.
Degrees are officially conferred at three meetings of the Board of Trustees each year. All students who submit their manuscripts to the Graduate School and have completed all requirements for degree by April 1, 2013 will be eligible to attend Commencement on May 19, 2013.
Remaining deadline date for submitting manuscripts for 2012-13 is:
April 1, 2012 - Degree to be conferred May 19, 2013
Individual departments may have earlier deadlines for completion. Please consult with your department assistant.