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Resources for Thesis Format Reviewers

Thesis Format Reviewer: The department’s resource on all matters related to thesis and dissertation deposit. In addition to reviewing and approving the format of theses for students in the program(s), this person is responsible for communicating timely information about the deposit process to students and faculty, including deposit deadlines, format requirements, and the details of the department’s review procedure. This person is authorized to access the online Departmental Format Approval Form, which the Graduate College must receive before it will review a student’s thesis, and will be included in our Thesis Reviewer email list.

A Thesis Format Reviewer is named by the Executive Officer of a unit using the GC Roles & Access Manager.

Workshop for Thesis Format Reviewers

The most recent workshop for departmental thesis reviewers was presented on March 20, 2014, as part of the Graduate College's Direct 2U webinar series. A copy of the presentation in PDF format is also available.

Resources for Thesis Format Reviewers

Departmental Format Approval Process

To indicate your approval of thesis format, after you have reviewed a student's thesis:

  1. Follow the link to the web-based departmental format approval form. You will be asked to sign in using your NetID.
  2. Complete the brief form and click the "Submit Form" button. An email notification will be sent to the Thesis Office, and you will be sent a copy of that email.
  3. Forward the email you receive to the student so that he or she knows the Thesis Office has been notified of departmental format approval.

Note: Only individuals listed as an active departmental thesis reviewer in the Graduate College Roles & Access Manager will be able to sign in and use this form.


Don’t hesitate to email or call with questions

  • Graduate College Thesis Office at or 333-6278