School of Graduate Studies

Thesis/Dissertation Workshop

Thesis/dissertation format workshops, held several times during the school year, provide a survey of USU format requirements and guidelines, as well as journal and other departmental format options.

Sessions are located in Library 154 and begin at 3 p.m. and last approximately 2 hours. 

Workshops for 2015-2016 academic year:

  • October 21
  • November 11
  • January 12
  • February 17

January 12 Signup

The Preparation and Approval of Theses, Plan B Papers, and Dissertations section in the Graduate General Information part of the university General Catalog for specific thesis and dissertation information states:

Preparation and Approval of Thesis, Plan B Papers, and Dissertations

Preparation of a thesis, Plan B paper, or dissertation is the culminating learning experience for a graduate student. The quality of the product, which should represent the student’s own best work, is the responsibility of the student. Monitoring the quality of the thesis, Plan B paper, or dissertation and mentoring the student in writing are responsibilities of the major professor, with the assistance of the supervisory committee. The final review of theses and dissertations is performed by the School of Graduate Studies (SGS); these documents must be prepared in accordance with the directions in the Publication Guide. Plan B papers are not reviewed by the SGS and must be prepared in accordance with departmental or degree program requirements.

Before beginning work on a thesis or dissertation, a student should obtain the Publication Guide for Graduate Students, available online, and the style manual or journal approved by the supervisory committee and/or department. These documents will guide the student in the proper preparation of his or her manuscript. Theses and dissertations may be prepared in either traditional or multiple-paper format. One article or article-manuscript may not be submitted by itself as an entire thesis or dissertation. Editing by anyone other than the major professor and the supervisory committee should be limited to mechanics, such as spelling and grammar.