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Submitting Your Thesis and Dissertation

You’ve spent years on your dissertation and it’s time to turn it in to the Graduate School. What happens then? Every semester, the Graduate School’s Daniel Vickoren, Programs and Graduations Supervisor, teaches students how to understand and navigate WSU’s thesis and dissertation formatting requirements. Daniel also debuts a new thesis/dissertation template and gives additional tips on the title page, abstract, chapter headings, using previously-published work, and much more. The WSU librarians Debra Spidal and Talea Anderson also discuss how your dissertation is cataloged, submitted to ProQuest/UMI, and made available via the Research Exchange for others to learn about your work. PDI offered the Submitting Your Thesis and Dissertation workshop every semester, please check the current event calendar to see when the workshops will be offered.

For more information about the Graduate School forms and deadlines please click HERE.

NEED HELP FORMATTING YOUR THESIS OR DISSERTATION?

Visit the Graduate Writing Center for help with thesis/dissertation formatting.

  • Free walk-in group sessions Wednesdays from 10 am to 12 noon in CUE 402G.
  • A consultant will be available to answer your formatting questions.

Use WSU’s Professional Editing Service Center.

  • Let an editor format your document for you.
  • The cost is $30/hour (proofreading rate), with typical jobs running between $60 to $120.
  • Visit the Writing Program or send an email to prof.edit@wsu.edu to get started.

Resources and Templates

DISSERTATION AND THESIS FORMS, CHECKLISTS, AND TEMPLATES

PRESENTATIONS