Masters Dissertation Timeline For University
D/T Formal Submission Checklist
In order to meet Graduate School requirements for formal submission of a dissertation or thesis, your document and all accompanying materials, including director’s sign-off or signed title pages, must be submitted by midnight on the deadline date. If you have questions, contact Shari Hill Sweet for clarification.
Missing, incomplete, or incorrect items identified at the time of formal review may result in a Dean’s hold placed on the diploma until all items are received and approved. Please watch your email for communications from the dissertation editor or the CurateND website during the formal review phase, and respond as soon as possible to avoid delays in completing the submission process.
|January 2018 Graduation||May 2018 Graduation||August 2018 Graduation|
|Formatting check:||Nov. 6||Formatting check:||Mar. 5||Formatting check:||June 11|
|Defense deadline:||Nov. 20||Defense deadline:||Apr. 3||Defense deadline:||July 2|
|Formal sub. due:||Nov. 27||Formal sub. due:||Apr. 9||Formal sub. due:||July 9|
These checklists apply to formal submissions only. Do not submit formatting checks to the CurateND intake site. If the formatting of your formal submission does not match the requirements set by UMI/ProQuest and the Graduate School, your dissertation or thesis may not be accepted.
All checklist items for the listed submission type are required unless specified as “optional.”
|Doctoral Dissertations||Master’s Theses|
The approval, cataloging, and microfilming processes take time, so it may be several weeks before your dissertation becomes available in the University library system or on the UMI/ProQuest website. If there are any problems with your submission, the dissertation editor will contact you by email to resolve the issue.
If you have any concerns or questions about the status of your submission, please contact the dissertation editor, below.
Shari Hill Sweet
The Graduate School
502 Main Building
Notre Dame, Indiana 46556
Phone: (574) 631-7545
Here you’ll find the deadlines you need to complete your thesis or dissertation on time.
In addition to taking note of deadlines, make sure you verify with your program any additional requirements they may have.
Your master's theses deadlines vary depending on whether your degree is conferred through IU or Purdue.
Please refer to the Master's Degree Progression Checklist for deadlines.
You must submit your format-approved thesis to IUPUI ScholarWorks by the 10th of the month in which you wish to graduate. Learn how to submit »
Be sure to allow time before this date to schedule a format check and make any needed changes to your document.
The Graduate School at Purdue University lists deadlines for theses on its website. Go to the Purdue Graduate School now »
Your Ph.D. deadlines vary depending on whether your degree is conferred through IU or Purdue.
Since your dissertation will take multiple years to complete, you need to be sure you are meeting deadlines at the beginning, middle, and end of the process. Please refer to the Ph.D. Degree Progression Checklist for deadlines.
Preparing to Write Your Dissertation
- Once you’ve completed your coursework and passed your qualifying examination, complete your Nomination to Candidacy (eDoc) form. This form must be approved by the University Graduate School at least eight months before graduation.
- Submit your Nomination of Research Committee eDoc. Your nomination eDoc must be approved no less than six months before you defend your dissertation.
- At least two weeks (14 days) before you plan to defend your dissertation, schedule a format check for your acceptance page, and signed formatted abstract with the IU Graduate School recorder in the Graduate Office at IUPUI. Learn how »
- At least four weeks before you plan to defend your dissertation, give the members of your committee their copies of your work and the date of the defense. Learn more »
- At least 40 days before your scheduled defense, submit the PhD Defense Announcement Submission eDoc. Your defense announcement must be submitted and program-approved no later than 30 days before your defense.
The Graduate School at Purdue University lists deadlines for dissertations on its website.