Master's Students

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Graduate students must submit their thesis electronically through ProQuest for graduation within a specific term by posted deadline.

    1. Log on and create an account.
    2. Click 'Submit my dissertation/thesis' in the 'Ready to begin?' box located on the right.
    3. Click 'Create an Account' in the 'New user?' box.
    4. Create your account
    5. Once it is created you will receive a confirmation email.
    6. Open this email and it will give you a link to proceed.
    7. Once you are able to log into your account, you will see a list of 'submission steps' on the left hand side of your screen. These steps will guide you through process. Each box will be check off as it is completed. 
      *Note: When attaching your dissertation, it must be in a PDF format.How to get Started:


Thesis review turnaround times are:

  • If submitted the week before thesis submission deadline: 2-3 business days
  • If submitted the week of or on the thesis submission deadline: 5-7 business days


Please note that a signed Form C- Thesis Defense & Written Thesis Report must be received by CGS before the thesis can be accepted and sent for printing.



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Thesis Submission Deadlines (by semester)

To be considered for graduation within a specific term, the Thesis must be submitted to CGS through ProQuest by the deadlines posted below (normally 2 weeks prior to graduation). Please note that specific programs may have additional or earlier deadlines.

Summer 2019 Fall 2019 Spring 2020


July 26, 2019

November 29, 2019 May 1, 2020
 MFA Dates August 5, 2019 December 9, 2019 May 11, 2019

The College of Graduate offers two workshops each semester. Graduate students are strongly encouraged to attend a formatting workshop the semester of graduation. Dates for upcoming sessions can be found online.

All sessions are identical and cover the following information:

  • The College of Graduate Studies required formatting
  • The available formatting templates
  • Deadlines
  • ProQuest

Upcoming formatting workshop dates:

06 Mar 2019 Dissertation/Thesis Formatting Workshop, 12:00 pm, LIB 220
03 Apr 2019 Dissertation/Thesis Formatting Workshop, 12:00 pm, LIB 220