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Theses and Dissertations Guide: Graduation Deadlines

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Important Graduation Deadlines

The dates below are the final dates for accepting any new theses or dissertations for format review. 


Deadline for submittal for the May 6, 2023 Graduation is Friday, April 14, 2023 (new submittals will not be accepted after April 14).*


 *All papers should be submitted electronically to Graduate Academic Affairs at for a format check no later than April 14, 2023.

The submittal deadline for a written thesis draft for format review to Graduate Academic Affairs ( for May 6, 2023 graduation must be submitted on or before Friday, April 14, 2023. New submittals will not be accepted after April 14. The thesis or dissertation defense must be completed by Friday, April 21, 2023 In order for approvals to be completed prior to the graduation date of May 6, 2023. Any changes/additions required by the thesis or dissertation committee after the defense must be incorporated and a final version submitted not later than Friday, April 28, 2023.  The thesis or dissertation once approved must be uploaded to OhioLINK before May 6 graduation.

Please note:  Preliminary format reviews can be done prior to the thesis/dissertation defense, and we strongly suggest this.

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