Thesis and Dissertation Information

Thesis and Dissertation Workshops Fall 2018

The Graduate School will be offering two Thesis and Dissertation Workshops in the Fall 2018 semester. Graduate students registered for 695 or 795 for the first time in Fall 2018 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 available dates are: 

Monday, September 17, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Thursday, September 27, 2018 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

The same content is provided in each workshop. Please click here to register for one of the 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)



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

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