Obtaining a Masters degree sometimes involves writing and presenting a thesis paper, which includes the outcomes of the student’s thesis work plus references to current and prior research in the field of study. To obtain a PhD, one must usually contribute something original and important to existing research, so the final paper (which is the length of a book) includes both references to existing prior research and, more importantly, a detailed discussion and analysis of the PhD candidate’s research contributions in her or his field.
Every student planning to file and graduate must submit a dissertation/thesis for format review at least two weeks prior to the final filing deadline . The format review is uploaded via the ProQuest ETD website . Please complete all the required screens and SUBMIT your document online. For additional information visit our ProQuest ETD FAQ page . Graduate Division staff will review your submission and identify any formatting issues. We will communicate with you via email regarding necessary changes to the document. If a second upload is required, you will be notified once the formatting has been approved and no further changes are needed. This is an important step to ensure your document is ready by the final filing deadline .