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It is not required to use or submit this checklist to the Graduate School. Click here to see if your committee members are already approved. Used to report the results of exams to The Graduate School and to certify advancement to candidacy. Request to Schedule Oral Defense: Used to set the date for the Oral Defense and select a representative of the Graduate Faculty to attend the Oral Defense. Must be submitted to The Graduate School along with a complete draft of the dissertation electronic version, not hard copy no later than 10 working days before the proposed date of the Oral Defense.

Defenses must be scheduled at least one month prior to graduation. Final Oral Defense Report: This form certifies that the student has successfully defended an acceptable dissertation. Form must be submitted to The Graduate School within 5 working days of the completion of the final Oral Defense. Multi-Paper Format and Style Form: You will receive the Electronic Submission Form once your manuscript is approved.

Used to request an extension of graduation date. An extension will be granted for no more than two consecutive semesters including summer at a time. It is a demonstration that the PhD candidate has achieved sufficient mastery in the field to pursue independent research and scholarship.

A dissertation for a professional doctorate or a master's thesis represents advanced scholarly work in keeping with the standards of the given field. When a program requires a dissertation or thesis, registration in dissertation or thesis coursework is required for at least two semesters and provides the necessary continuous enrollment until the thesis or dissertation has been submitted to the Graduate School.

The requisite courses are Master's Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation. Degrees will be awarded for the term in which all requirements have been met, including approval of the final version of the thesis or dissertation and submission of supporting documents bearing authorized signatures. Click here to find the procedure to submit your thesis.

Click here to find the deadlines to submit your thesis. All of the documents required to submit a thesis or dissertation can be viewed or downloaded and printed. Download the free version here. Prospective Students Welcome Prospective Students.

Documents are processed and manuscripts are read in the order received. Guidelines for Format and Presentation. Thesis Center Submission Information. Funding for PhD Students.

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This handout describes what a thesis statement is, how thesis statements work in your writing, and how you can discover or refine one for your draft.

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The Thesis Center is managed by the Graduate Legal Studies Institute (GLSI). Through its Director, the GLSI supervises the thesis programs for the J.D. and LL.M. Programs. It ensures that students are adequately prepared to write and defend their legal theses. It also facilitates the thesis defense and coordinates with the APS Library for the archiving of theses. Thesis and Dissertation Center Overview. Theses and dissertations must follow specific guidelines and formatting set by the Graduate School.

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A thesis is not a topic; nor is it a fact; nor is it an opinion. "Reasons for the fall of communism" is a topic. "Communism collapsed in Eastern Europe" is a fact known by educated people. Information about the thesis and dissertation submission process can be found by navigating the topics below. Thesis Center Submission Information. Statement on Academic Conduct & Support Systems. Guidelines, Forms & Requests. Funding for PhD Students. Handbook for TAs, RAs and ALs.