Submitting Final Theses

Thesis Final Defense

Once students and committee schedule the final defense, the Office of Thesis & Dissertation Services should be notified. The Notification Form for Thesis Defense should be sent to at least one week (7 calendar days) prior to the date of the scheduled defense. To help you track your progress through the thesis process, we created the Thesis Checklist.

Final Thesis Submission

Submission of your final thesis to the Office of Thesis & Dissertation Services must include the following items:

  1. Thesis (in Word format)
  2. Advisor’s Approval to Submit form
  3. Thesis Final Defense Report
  4. iThenticate similarity report with score <12% or including a brief explanation of a higher score (refer to advisor)

Please submit documents via email to Your thesis must be in Word format. The various forms should be scanned and emailed along with your thesis. Please include in your email what type of computer you used (Mac or PC) and what version of Word you used to prepare your document. This will help us process your document more efficiently.