University Dissertation & Thesis Services

The Format Review deadline for the Summer 2024 Semester is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 19.

All Master's students writing theses and all Doctoral students writing dissertations are required to submit their documents to UDTS via email (udts@gmu.edu) for the Format Review.

In order to be eligible to graduate under the Summer 2024 semester, you must receive an email from UDTS on or by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 19 stating that we have approved your document's formatting, and that your Format Review is over.

Whether you receive that email two months before you defend or at exactly 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 19 is immaterial.

However, you MUST receive an email notification from UDTS on or by that date/time to remain eligible to graduate in Summer 2024. In doing so, you fulfill the Format Review deadline. If you cannot do so, then you will graduate in Fall 2024 at the earliest.

 

The Final Submission deadline for graduation under Special Registration in the Summer 2024 Semester is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 10.

The Final Submission deadline for graduation in the Summer 2024 Semester is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 26.

In order to be eligible to graduate during a given semester, all Master's students writing theses and all Doctoral students writing dissertations must turn in the final copies of their theses/dissertations and all necessary materials to UDTS on or by that date/time.

By "final copy," we are referring to the version of your thesis/dissertation that fulfills all of the following criteria:

  1. UDTS has reviewed and approved your document's formatting through the Format Review;
  2. You have successfully defended (if a Defense is a requirement for your degree/discipline);
  3. And your committee has approved your content.

 

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