Ready to graduate?
Did you chose the Project Option?
The Graduate School does not review Graduate Projects. All we need is the Report on Project Defense. If you want to provide the Rasmuson Library with a courtesy copy they will be glad to accept it.
Writing a thesis or dissertation?
Here is what you will need to turn in with your final draft of your thesis/dissertation:
Master's and Ph.D.s:
- Signature page with all the signatures (at least one copy on thesis paper).
- Complete the Thesis or Dissertation Submittal Form and bring it to the Graduate School for review before you make any paymentsat the Business Office. Master's or Ph.D.
- Receipts for payment of binding, postage, and other charges (payable at the UAF Business Office).
- Journal Voucher(s) (JV) from your department if they are paying for any copies.
- UMI Thesis/Dissertation Publishing Agreement Form (optional for Master's, required for Ph.D.s).
- .pdf copy of your thesis/dissertation (final draft version).
Additional materials for Ph.D.s only:
- 50-word version of your abstract (sent via e-mail). See guidelines here.
- Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED). You can read about privacy matters here.
All students also need to submit the on-line exit survey form.
All of these items must be submitted at the same time as the final draft of your work.
After you receive the corrections required by the Graduate School, you will need to turn in:
- Final, corrected version of your thesis/dissertation. All copies that you requested in your submittal form (remember that at least one copy must be on thesis paper).
- Any CDs and/or maps, charts or other enclosures to go with your copies.
- .pdf copy of your thesis/dissertation (final, corrected version) on CD.
Here are some resources to help you with your writing and formatting.
- Deadline for Thesis/Dissertation Submission
- Thesis/Dissertation Submittal Forms
- Thesis/Dissertation Format Workshop (PowerPoint Presentation)
- Thesis/Dissertation Format Workshops
- Thesis/Dissertation Format Handbook (2010-11 Revision)
- Thesis Formatting Workshop (Powerpoint Presentation and Streaming Video)
- Using MS Word to Format your Thesis/Dissertation (Powerpoint Presentation and Streaming Video)
- LaTex Thesis Template/Tutorial (created by a Physics student and refined by a faculty member at the Math Dept. The Graduate School makes no claims as to its accuracy). Available as a zip file or as a tar ball (.ta.gz)