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Thesis and Dissertation

Task To Be CompletedSpring 2022Summer 2022Fall 2021
Last day to defend a thesis or dissertation. Note: Your program may have an earlier deadline. Extensions may be requested by your committee chairperson via email.4/8/227/15/2211/12/21
Upload document to ProQuest for review by Graduate School Dean.4/15/227/22/2211/19/21
Printed final copy due to the Graduate School. See guide for details.5/2/228/8/2112/6/21

Thesis – Each graduate program determines whether they require, or provide an option for, master’s students to submit a thesis.
Dissertation – All Ph.D. candidates will complete a dissertation.

Thesis/Dissertation Info Session
September 13, 2021 at 3:00 PM (CST)


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Thesis and Dissertation Guide

The Thesis/Dissertation Guide outlines the general timeline, policies, and procedures for producing a thesis or dissertation at the University of Central Arkansas. It is important to read and understand fully the contents of the manual.

What are my responsibilities?
  1. Doctoral and master’s students must complete and submit for approval a Thesis or Dissertation Committee Form.  All committee members must have current Graduate Faculty status at UCA.  Selection criteria for committee members are described in the Thesis/Dissertation Guide
  2. Students and faculty will work with the Research Compliance Officer to comply with all university policies regarding research and the use of human subjects and animals in the research.
Thesis and Dissertation Information

Thesis/Dissertation Guide

Thesis or Dissertation Committee Form (Thesis or Dissertation Chair)

Thesis and Dissertation Approval Statement

Thesis and Dissertation Permission Form

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