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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 December 16, 2023 Graduation is Monday, November 27, 2023 (new submittals will not be accepted after November 27).*


 *All papers should be submitted electronically to Graduate Academic Affairs at for a format check no later than November 27, 2023.

The submittal deadline for a written thesis draft for format review to Graduate Academic Affairs ( for December 16, 2023 graduation must be submitted on or before Monday, November 27, 2023. New submittals will not be accepted after November 27. The thesis or dissertation defense must be completed by Monday, December 4, 2023 In order for approvals to be completed prior to the graduation date of December 16. Any changes/additions required by the thesis or dissertation committee after the defense must be incorporated and a final version submitted not later than Monday, December 11, 2023.  The thesis or dissertation once approved must be uploaded to OhioLINK before December 16 graduation.

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

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