uaclasses -- University of Arizona thesis and dissertation format.
The requirements listed in the Thesis and Dissertation Formatting PDF apply to the master’s thesis and the doctoral dissertation
The thesis is the final, written product of the project. General required guidelines for preparing a thesis are available in the "Thesis and Dissertation Format Guide." The thesis must be submitted to the student's committee at least two weeks before the intended date of final examination. To finalize the master's program and project, an electronic copy of the thesis is submitted to ProQuest and the Report of Final Examination is on file in the Office of the Registrar.
Every thesis must meet University format criteria. Information on thesis format and submission procedures is available through the Office of Graduate Studies and Research (located on the second floor of the Geography Building). Students are urged to make an appointment with the University Thesis and Dissertation Format Advisor in the very earliest stages of thesis preparation. Rules for the final form in which the thesis must be submitted are stringent. A handbook, Format for Theses and Dissertations, is available from the Office of Graduate Studies and Research.
Thesis and Dissertation Format and Submission Guidelines
This page assists graduate students in successfully creating and depositing their dissertation or thesis. While these guidelines provide a detailed description of thesis and dissertation formatting, they also serve as a general discussion of how to construct the document and how to prevent common formatting mistakes. The student must read and understand these guidelines to ensure a trouble free experience of finishing their graduate program. All guidelines are approved by the Graduate Council and can be modified at any time however the Graduate School will ensure the changes are clearly communicated to the faculty and students. Every thesis and dissertation must be reviewed by the Office of Theses and Dissertations for format only and are not edited for spelling, grammar, or punctuation. Master's papers are not reviewed by the Office of Theses and Dissertations.The University of New Mexico encourages open access to all theses and dissertations produced for graduate degrees. Therefore, all theses and dissertations are submitted electronically in PDF format to Graduate Studies. These electronically submitted theses and dissertations (ETDs) are uploaded on a server housed in a UNM repository, , where they are accessible for search and download through web search engines such as Google. In most cases, students submitting ETDs benefit from having their work available in the open access repository. In some special cases, however, students may want to delay making their work available for varying lengths of time. For this reason, UNM has implemented an embargo policy that enables students, with approval from their advisers and Graduate Studies, to delay public-wide access to their work in the repository. While under embargo the manuscript nonetheless remains available to the University of New Mexico academic community in order to satisfy requirements for the degree. Before submitting your thesis or dissertation, please consult with your committee chair and review the embargo restriction policy at the Website- to determine whether or not you should release your work to open access or petition for an appropriate embargo option. For more information on the embargo policy please see “Embargoing your Electronically Submitted Thesis or Dissertation” below. If the decision is made to request an embargo restriction then the form must be submitted to Graduate Studies at the same time as you submit the — at least two weeks before your dissertation defense.