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The submission of the Doctoral dissertation or Master's thesis is the final step in the program leading to the award of your degree. The manuscript is a scholoarly statement of the results of a substantial period of research and preparation. It will be made available for public use in McHenry Library, microfilmed for archival preservation, and in the case of Doctoral dissertations, will be published by UMI Dissertation Publishing/ ProQuest Information and Learning.
All candidates for a degree must submit an Application for Doctor of Philosophy Degree or Application for Master's Degree to Graduate Studies by the date stated in the Academic and Administrative Calendar for the quarter you wish to receive the degree. YOU are responsible for observing the filing dates. Failure to declare candidacy by the deadline means that you cannot be considered a candidate until the next term.
*The PhD Application requires a number of signatures so please plan ahead.
A student is required to be registered or on Filing Fee Status, whichever is applicable, during the quarter in which the degree is conferred. Students should consult the department advisor to determine which option fits their situation.
YOU are responsible for observing the filing dates and for preparing the thesis/dissertation in the proper format.