Each candidate for a master's degree with a program requiring a thesis should normally enroll for thesis credit during the final two semesters of the degree program. The thesis must be prepared under the direction of a major advisor according to the Instructions for the Preparation of a Thesis. Credit is not granted until the thesis has been completed and approved by the candidate's advisory committee, the dean of the college and the dean of the Graduate School. The time and place for defense of the thesis and the title of the thesis should be announced in advance with the defense open to the campus community.
A minimum of four copies of the thesis in final form and approved by the student’s advisory committee must be submitted to the Graduate School . Two copies are given to the library and two are provided to the student’s department. A thesis binding fee must be paid to the Cashiers at the time the thesis copies are submitted to the the Graduate School Office for binding.