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Graduate Degree - Thesis and Dissertation - Approval

The last three steps in the thesis or dissertation-approval process are outlined below:

  1. After the thesis or dissertation has received final departmental (graduate committee) approval, as indicated by committee signatures, the complete document should be emailed along with the completed Thesis Information Packet or Dissertation Information Packet, available at http://www.sjsu.edu/gup/gradstudies/thesis/index.html. Deadline dates for submission may be found at http://www.sjsu.edu/gup/gradstudies/thesis/dissertation_forms/index.html. The deadlines are firm, and exceptions are extremely rare.
  2. The thesis or dissertation will be read and returned to the student with an assessment by the staff of Graduate Studies as accepted without corrections, provisionally accepted with corrections, or not accepted.
  3. If the manuscript has an abundance of errors in formatting, grammar, punctuation, or other writing parameters, corrections will have to be made. The advisors on the student's graduate committee should be consulted about these corrections. It bears repeating that the Graduate Studies staff reads and edits only portions of the manuscript, but it is expected that errors of the kinds indicated be corrected globally throughout the manuscript. If the manuscript is accepted with corrections, the student will be instructed to resubmit it within about a four-week period from the point of notification. If it is rejected, the revised manuscript may not be submitted until the following semester.