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Thesis & Dissertation Guidelines

Submission Deadlines for Academic Year 2024–2025

The deadline for submitting a defended Master’s thesis or Ph.D. dissertation to the Office of Academic Affairs is noon (12 pm) on the days indicated in the table below:

Fall 2024

Noon (12 pm)
Tuesday, November 26, 2024

Spring 2025

Noon (12 pm)
Tuesday, April 22, 2025

Summer 2024

Noon (12 pm)
Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Apply for the Dan E. Wells Outstanding Dissertation Award

The Dan E. Wells Outstanding Dissertation Award recognizes a graduating doctoral student from the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics who has performed outstanding research and submitted the best dissertation to the College in terms of scholarship, presentation and organization. The recipient receives an award of $1,000 and is recognized at the Commencement ceremony. Two awards are made each year.

Dissertation Award Deadlines and Application Process

Thesis or Dissertation Reviews for Final Submissions

Master’s and Ph.D. students who are prepared to submit their thesis or dissertation for review for final approval should follow the College’s instructions on how to prepare and submit your thesis or dissertation. Please review the Thesis and Dissertation Instructions or consult the graduate advisor in your major department.

NSM’s Office of Academic Affairs no longer accepts theses and dissertations in person. The submission and reader evaluation process is done electronically.