Thesis and Dissertation Information

Thesis and Dissertation Workshops Winter 2019

Graduate students registered for 695 or 795 for the first time in Winter 2019 are required to attend a Thesis and Dissertation Workshop. Students who have already enrolled in thesis or dissertation credits are not required to participate in the workshop but they are welcome to attend if they so desire. The Thesis and Dissertation Workshops will be held on:

  • Tuesday, December 18 from 12 pm to 2 pm
  • Thursday, January 24 from 2 pm to 4 pm
  • Monday, January 28 from 6 pm to 8 pm

All sessions will be held in the UClub (DeVos Building C, Grand Rapids). The content is the same for both workshops.


Requirements and Deadlines

BEFORE beginning the Thesis or Dissertation process, students must meet with an advisor or Graduate Program Director to review the department specific guidelines and proposal information.

Students are required to remain continuously enrolled in either 695/696 or 795/796 once a thesis/dissertation is started, until the end of the semester of graduation.

Semester of Thesis or Dissertation Defense:

Final Day to Defend Thesis or Dissertation:

Final Day to Submit Final Documents to The Graduate School: 

Fall 2018

November 26, 2018

December 14, 2018

Winter 2019

April 5, 2019

April 26, 2019

Spring/Summer 2019

July 16, 2019

August 6, 2019

Fall 2019

November 22, 2019

December 13, 2019

Winter 2020

April 3, 2020

April 24, 2020

Spring/Summer 2020

July 14, 2020

August 4, 2020

Forms, Guides, and Information

Explore the following content for required resources and helpful information while you complete a thesis/dissertation.

Graduate Writing Resources

Graduate Writing Resources Page (GVSU)

Writing Center for graduate students (GVSU)

Scholarly Communications (GVSU Library)

10 Tips for Graduate Student Writers (PDF)



For assistance with any of these forms or questions regarding the guidelines, please contact the Thesis and Dissertation Coordinator in The Graduate School at (616) 331-7105 or

Page last modified December 7, 2018