Thesis, Dissertation, or Capstone Project Information

Congratulations on reaching the final piece of your graduate journey. Below is the step-by-step process of writing, defending, and archiving your thesis, dissertation, or capstone project. Please reach out to the Office of Graduate Studies at gradstu@uwgb.edu with any questions.
 

1. Approval of Candidacy for Graduate Degrees

Approval of Candidacy is documented by a GR-2 eForm, which is a confirmation that your research proposal has been approved by your thesis, dissertation, or project committee. Students initiate the form, and send it to their committee members and the Associate Vice Chancellor for Graduate Studies & Reseach for review and approval.

2. Defenses or Project Presentations

Defenses and presentations are major components to the thesis, dissertation, and project process.  

3. Thesis, Dissertation, or Project Review by Office of Graduate Studies

Final documents will become part of the permanent collection of the UW-Green Bay Cofrin Library, and may be widely circulated. It is important that students follow the below format and style requirements to ensure the final document of the highest quality. Students must submit their final document to the Office of Graduate Studies for a style and format review within 20 calendar days after the last day of your graduation term. The Graduate Studies team will review your document based on the following guidelines:

4. Archiving the Final Thesis, Dissertation, or Project

Archiving your thesis, dissertation, or project gives current and future students the opportunity to access the high-quality research you produced. Archiving cannot be completed until steps 1-3 above are completed in full. Students must submit the following items to the Office of Graduate Studies within 42 calendar days after the last day of your graduation term.