Summer 2018 Thesis/Dissertation Deadlines

August 24 – Deadline for electronic submission of masters’ theses and doctoral dissertations to ProQuest for August 2018 graduates

July 30 – Deadline for hard-copy submission of committee-approved masters’ theses and doctoral dissertations to the College of Sciences for review

July 16 – Suggested deadline for masters’ thesis and doctoral dissertation oral defenses

Here’s the process for review by the College of Sciences:

  • The Thesis/Dissertation is submitted hardcopy either single or double sided print along with the M2/M3 or D3/D5 signed forms.
    Include the journal guide if required and a completed sign in sheet (active ODU email address and the most used email address with a good contact phone number)
  • Electronic submissions are accepted if the student is out of the area and cannot present the initial hard copy for review.
  • Once the review has been completed/approved by the Dean’s Office, the student must follow the instructions to upload to ProQuest,
    per the procedures found on page 4 of the ODU Guide, follow the steps found on page 13, to submit the manuscript to ProQuest.

See more information on the guidelines for developing and submitting your thesis or dissertation under the “Electronic Theses and Dissertations” sidebar on the Graduate School’s webpage.  Resources related to thesis/dissertation format are also available at and

The full Summer academic calendar is available at

All graduating students should review the CS Graduation Checklist to ensure they are ready for graduation.