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Thesis and Dissertation Guidelines

Thesis and Dissertation Guidelines are established and approved by the Graduate College in conjunction with the University Graduate Council (UGC). View the current Thesis and Dissertation Guidelines by clicking on the link at the bottom of this page.

We are pleased to announce the upcoming release of “Graduate College Resources for Academic Integrity” and “Originality Check Procedures” on the Graduate College website in December.

The Graduate College will provide students with access to TurnItIn accounts so that they can conduct self-checks of their theses or dissertations and create Originality Reports. Supervisory Committee Chairs will also have the option to run manuscripts through plagiarism detection software.

The soft launch for this initiative will begin in spring and summer 2015, with plans for full implementation in fall 2015. Please contact Julie Farkas for further information: jfarkas3@fau.edu.

Publishing and binding fee information for dissertations and manuscripts are included in the submission checklist below.

The Graduate College offers periodic workshops on Thesis and Dissertation writing and how to properly format a Thesis or Dissertation in Microsoft Word.

Spring 2015 Thesis and Dissertation Formatting Workshops

  • January 15 - CM-22, Room 146, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
  • January 27 - CM-22, Room 146, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
  • February and March dates TBD

For more information and to register, please contact Julie Farkas at jfarkas3@fau.edu.

The Degree Completion staff members within the Graduate College are available to assist students with formatting questions and University regulations pertaining to a thesis or dissertation. However, they do not provide editing services. The Degree Completion staff is available by appointment only. To schedule assistance with your manuscript, please email GraduateWriting@fau.edu.

Click here to view Dissertation Defense Announcements for the current semester.

Click here to view Thesis and Dissertation Deadlines.

Graduate Thesis &
Dissertation Guidelines
(Spring 2010 -  Spring 2014)
  Thesis & Dissertation
Submission Checklist
New! Revised Graduate Thesis & Dissertation Guidelines (Effective Summer 2014)  
 Last Modified 12/15/14