Thesis/Dissertation Approval Forms

Effective June 1, 2015, thesis and dissertation approval pages are no longer required by the Graduate College.

The Graduate College will generate and insert your approval page into your document as page ii. Students can generate approval pages using the provided templates for personal use in bond documents.

All theses and dissertations must be electronically submitted to the Graduate College.

Follow these instructions for completing the thesis/dissertation committee approval page.

  1. The Thesis/Dissertation Approval Pages are available in electronic format. There are three options for theses, dissertations, and music doctoral documents:
    1. the standard approval form with signatures for a four-member committee;
    2. an approval form with signatures for a five-member committee;
    3. and an approval form with signatures for a four-member committee with two cochairs.

Important Notes

  • Do not alter the approval page in any way
    Contact Megan Wilson at 895-2747 prior to your defense if none of the options represents the structure of your examination committee.
  • Date
    Use the template drop down calendar to insert the date of your oral defense.
  • Do not use capital letters
    Capitalize the First Letter of Your Name and Major Words as Shown in This Sentence. In addition, all inserted information is formatted to begin flush left.
  • Degree Name
    Use the template drop-down degree name list to locate and insert the exact name of the degree you are earning.
  • After creating your approval page, print the page in color. If you do not have access to a color printer, you can have this page printed at the Campus Copy Center or any copy shop such as Kinkos, Office Depot, Office Max, Staples, etc.
  1. Check spelling carefully.
  2. Make sure you have your approval page available for signing immediately following your oral defense.
  3. All signatures must be in either blue or black ink.