Preparing For A Thesis Defense - Rochester, NY
PREPARING FOR A THESIS DEFENSE - MSVU
At the beginning of fall and spring semesters, the thesis editor presents workshops to inform graduate students about procedures, deadlines, and requirements associated with preparing a thesis. Attendance is strongly suggested.
Preparing for a Thesis Defense Kate Hemeon, M.A
Under the supervision of the thesis director, a graduate student prepares a thesis proposal that is then submitted to the advisory committee for approval. After each committee member has signed the Thesis Proposal Approval Form, the proposal and form are submitted to the department chair for final approval. A copy of the Proposal Approval Form is then sent to the Dean of Graduate Studies.
Some graduate students preparing a thesis or dissertation may find it useful to look at a previous thesis that has been through the approval process. A past student has graciously given permission to use the attached thesis for this purpose. You should follow the USA Thesis and Dissertation Guide to understand all the requirements for a thesis or dissertation document, but the attached model may be useful to visualize the document that you are preparing. The document can serve as a template to help you properly set up your own document. Note that the Thesis and Dissertation Guide allows some variation as to preferred styles in different academic disciplines, so depending on your discipline there will be some variation from this sample document.