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Subject: Thesis/Dissertation Submission Deadlines and Other Important Information
Date: Wed, 5 Sep 2012 15:12:48 +0000
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Hi Drs. and Advisors,

The College will be hosting a workshop for all students completing a thesis or dissertation. Fall’s Workshop is Friday, September 7th  at 1:30 pm in Aderhold 5.

If possible, please forward this email to all of your graduate students (I’m only able to catch the students in the current 2 graduation cycles.) We’d love to have them attend prior to writing their theses and dissertations.


If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at any time.






Students completing a thesis or dissertation in the Fall 2012 semester need to be aware of the information below:


·         October 8, 2012 – Initial Thesis/Dissertation Format Review Deadline

o    Thesis/Dissertation Review Deadline


·         November 26, 2012 – Final Thesis/Dissertation Submission Deadline

o    Degree Requirement Completion Deadline

§  All manuscripts must be approved for format and defended. Signature pages must be submitted to the Graduate Office.

o    Final theses/dissertations must be uploaded to the Digital Archive and all non-thesis approval forms must be submitted by 5:00 pm.


·         The Thesis & Dissertation Formatting Workshop is tentatively scheduled for:

o    Friday, September 7, at 1:30 PM in the Adherhold building, Room 5


·         Small instructional formatting group workshops are available to students.

o    Please contact LeAnne Davis Henderson at [log in to unmask].


·         Manuscript Review Process

·         Thesis and Dissertation Guide

o    It can also be accessed on the Office of Graduate Services website:

·         Thesis & Dissertation Template

·         Template Instructions



·         Students are not required to have defended your manuscript by the initial format review deadline (October 8th ; however, each MUST submit a complete draft.


·         Manuscripts must be submitted in a single Microsoft Word file.

o    If the manuscript was created using Word for a Mac or other software, it must be converted to a PDF before uploading it to the Graduate Services FTP server for format review. 

It is highly advised that students adhere to the attached MS Word Docx template.  (If they are using Word on a Mac or an older version of Word for a PC, they can request a copy of the formatted template that will work with their software.)


·         Files must be named using the naming convention below:


Note: We now offer a LaTeX template.  If your discipline requires students to use the LaTeX format, please have them reach out to [log in to unmask] to obtain a copy of the approved template.



·         Submit the original signature sheet to the College of Arts & Sciences Office of Graduate Services.

o    Doctoral students will also submit the completed Survey of Earned Doctorates, and the ProQuest publishing agreement

·         Defend thesis or dissertation

o    The recommended defense date is November 16, 2012.

·         Upload the final manuscript to the Digital Archive @ Georgia State University before the final submission deadline, November 26th by 5:00 pm.


Master degree candidates completing a non-thesis project or paper and master degree candidates in the Department of Communication completing a creative thesis need to contact the appropriate advisor in the Office of Graduate Services for additional information about the process:



Best Regards,


LeAnne Davis Henderson

Manuscript Reviewer

Office of Graduate Services

College of Arts & Sciences

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