Guidelines for Submission of Thesis & Dissertations
(with Sample Documents)
The student must submit a separate copy of the document in final draft form to each member of the committee no later than the first Monday of January for April Graduation, the first Monday of March for August graduation, and the first Monday of September for December graduation. This copy must be certified in writing by the advisor as being basically acceptable.
Each reader will review this draft and return it to the student in as timely a manner as possible. The student is responsible for making any revisions requested; the advisor is responsible for reconciling any disagreements between readers and shall communicate the resolutions to the readers.
Readers may request that their marked copies be returned to them and may use them to ensure compliance with directions for revisions.
Students must submit two paper copies of the final version of the thesis/dissertation as well as a text file on a disc (including the abstract) to the Division of Research and Advanced Studies no later than the published deadline date for the quarter of graduation. Note that these copies must already have been approved by the advisor and the readers on the signature page. Final copies of theses and dissertations may also be submitted electronically; further information about this option can be obtained from the Division of Research and Advanced Studies. All of the information in this section is also available through their website (www.grad.uc.edu).
NOTE: These guidelines refer only to work done during the regular academic year. Because many faculty members are not available during the summer term, students who plan to graduate in August must make certain that their advisor and readers are available to approve the document in its final form in accordance with these CCM guidelines and the deadlines established by the Division of Research and Advanced Studies.