Deadlines and Timelines

Fall 2017 Deadlines
 

May 5, 2017
Prospectus due  
October 9 -26, 2017
Defend thesis/report results  
November 3, 2017 Submit thesis for reader review  
November 17, 2017
Submit thesis for final mechanical review  
December 8, 2017
Final upload to Digital Commons  


Spring 2018 Deadlines

December 8, 2017
Prospectus due  
March 9 – 29, 2018  Defend thesis/report results  
April 6, 2018  Submit thesis for reader review
 
April 13, 2018 Submit thesis for final mechanical review  
May 4, 2018  Final upload to Digital Commons
 


Dates that are bolded are hard deadlines. Other dates indicated are suggested due dates that will make it possible to meet the deadlines.

Prior to Semester 1:
Semester 1:
  • Write prospectus (attend Writing Center workshops).
  • Thesis committee reviews prospectus by first week of November.
  • Request IRB approval prior to collecting data if research involves human or animal subjects. This request should be submitted immediately following thesis committee approval of prospectus.
  • Approved prospectus signature page due to the Office of Graduate Programs. IRB approval letter must be included. Deadline: Last day of class.
     
Semester 2:
  • Collect data and write thesis (attend Writing Center workshops).
  • Defend thesis 6-8 weeks prior to the end of the semester. Deadline: 6-8 weeks before graduation.
  • Report results of defense to the Office of Graduate Programs. Deadline: 6-8 weeks before graduation.
  • Revise thesis per committee recommendations in conjunction with thesis advisor (visit Writing Center).
  • Submit thesis for reader review. Deadline: Five weeks before graduation.
  • Revise thesis per reader review recommendation in conjunction with thesis advisor.
  • Submit thesis for final mechanical review. Deadline: Four weeks before graduation. 
  • Revise thesis per mechanical review recommendations in conjunction with thesis advisor.
  • Submit final copy of thesis to the Digital Commons. Include Author Permission form and TREN Distribution Agreement (GST only). Also include thesis signature page. If final copy of thesis is not submitted, student will automatically be enrolled in thesis continuation hours for the next long semester. Deadline: Last day of class.