Thesis and Dissertation

Task To Be CompletedSpring 2022Summer 2021Fall 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.4/8/227/9/2111/12/21
Upload document to ProQuest for review by Graduate School Dean.4/15/227/16/2111/19/21
Printed final copy due to the Graduate School. See guide for details.5/2/228/2/2112/6/21

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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 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. Students pursuing a master’s degree where a thesis is optional, must complete and submit to the Graduate School a Notice of Intent to Complete a Thesis form.  This will provide the necessary notification to ensure your Degree Works audit will be correct.
  2. 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
  3. 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

Notice of Intent to Complete a Thesis Form

Thesis or Dissertation Committee Form

Thesis and Dissertation Approval Routing Form (no longer required)

Thesis and Dissertation Approval Statement

Thesis and Dissertation Permission

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