Your dissertation or thesis is a scholarly publication reflecting the results of your research and academic pursuits at the university of oregon (uo) as such, your document makes a statement about you and the quality of your research, your department, and the standards of excellence upheld by the uo at the uo, the term. Our graduate programs require students to complete either a thesis, dissertation, or research paper theses and dissertations are required to be submitted electronically (electronic theses and dissertations - etds) the standards for the preparation of theses and dissertations are established by the. Electronic thesis and dissertation guide this guide supersedes all previous auburn university manuals and guides for the preparation of theses and dissertations last updated: october 2015. The graduate school collects the manuscript via electronic submissions or paper copies all manuscripts are microfilmed and made available through proquest dissertations and theses database (pqdt) and in proquest/umi's dissertation abstracts international getting started with campus resources office of human. Every thesis and dissertation must be reviewed by the office of theses and dissertations for format only and are not edited for spelling, grammar, or punctuation master's papers are not reviewed by the office of theses and dissertations when a thesis or dissertation is submitted to the office of theses and dissertations,.
A thesis is a complex paper that you write during the last year of graduate school students generally want to take a topic that they studied in class and look at ways to research and build a paper around that topic according to us news and world report, students should pick a topic that relates to their past experience. A former student's thesis or dissertation will not make an acceptable substitute for the graduate school's official formatting manual you must familiarize yourself dissertations and theses must also be accompanied by paper copies of the signed title/signature page and the etd signature form naming convention: the. A thesis (or dissertation) may be arranged as a thesis by publication or a monograph, with or without appended papers, respectively, though many graduate programs allow candidates to submit a curated collection of published papers an ordinary monograph has a title page, an abstract, a table of contents, comprising the.
This document provides the campus-wide specifications for theses and dissertations presented for graduate degrees at the graduate school of the university of papers, the publication manual of the american psychological association, and turabian, a manual for writers of research papers, theses and dissertations. Before embarking upon a graduate program, you should know whether you will have to write a thesis to get a master's degree this long paper typically sums up the work and experience that a student did in the graduate program and shows that the student has completed all requirements and is ready for the culmination of.
Find forms needed to complete an advanced degree, for undergraduates interested in enrolling in graduate-level classes, transfer of credit status form, and course overload form. Format checking: before students can complete the final submission (deposit) of a major paper, thesis or dissertation, their document must be submitted to the graduate studies office for conformity with the format requirements outlined below go to format check list & sample thesis/dissertation/major paper document. Students submitting theses and dissertations, and similar works (eg, master's papers and reports), must do so electronically the etd requirement is not considered satisfied until it has been approved by the graduate school open access all theses and dissertations produced to meet virginia tech.