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Graduate College Forms

All the forms you need, including the Plan of Study, Application for Graduate, and instructions on submitting your thesis to the Graduate College, can be found here.

Guidelines for Writing a Thesis

Timeline for Scheduling a Defense

In order to walk at graduation, students must have successfully defended their thesis. To ensure readers have adequate time to review theses, the department has established the following guidelines.

  • The completed thesis must be submitted to readers by the University's deadline to apply to graduate.
  • The defense will typically be held within a month of that date.
  • After a successful defense, the thesis must be submitted to the Graduate College for publication.