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Dissertation/Thesis Instructions

Students completing their degree with a Dissertation or an MS Thesis must adhere to the deadlines below for final MS Thesis/Dissertation submission to the Graduate School of Engineering for the intended date of degree conferral. Northeastern University requires that students publish their Dissertation or Thesis with Proquest Dissertation Publishing. Whereas students previously completed this task by submitting a hard copy of the Dissertation or Thesis to Snell Library, you must now self-publish using the Northeastern University Proquest/ETD Administrator Site.

Please click the link for the Guidelines below.

 

 

Dissertation/Thesis Deadlines

  • December 9th, 2019, 5pm: Final MS Thesis/PhD Dissertation and signed Approval Record due in the Graduate School
    Students submitting after this date will be required to register for Thesis/Dissertation Continuation in the Spring 2020 term. Tuition is billed at 1 semester hour for this course.
  • December 14th, 2019: MS Thesis and PhD Dissertation electronic upload to the ProQuest system
    The document should not be uploaded until the student has been notified of final approval by the Associate Dean for Graduate Education in the Graduate School of Engineering. Please do not upload signature page with your document.
  • December 14th, 2019: PhD graduates to complete the Survey of Earned Doctorates
    Instructions to complete the survey will be emailed to the student when the Dissertation has been approved by the Associate Dean for Graduate Education in the Graduate School of Engineering.
  • December 14th, 2019 Degree Conferral
  • April 21st, 2020, 5pm: Final MS Thesis/PhD Dissertation and signed Approval Record due in the Graduate School
    Students submitting after this date will be required to register for Thesis/Dissertation Continuation in the Summer 2020 term. Tuition is billed at 1 semester hour for this course.
  • April 25th, 2020: MS Thesis and PhD Dissertation electronic upload to the ProQuest system
    The document should not be uploaded until the student has been notified of final approval by the Associate Dean for Graduate Education in the Graduate School of Engineering. Please do not upload signature page with your document.
  • April 25th, 20202: PhD graduates to complete the Survey of Earned Doctorates
    Instructions to complete the survey will be emailed to the student when the Dissertation has been approved by the Associate Dean for Graduate Education in the Graduate School of Engineering.
  • May 1st, 2020 Degree Conferral
  • August 17th, 2020, 5pm: Final MS Thesis/PhD Dissertation and signed Approval Record due in the Graduate School
    Students submitting after this date will be required to register for Thesis/Dissertation Continuation in the Fall 2020 term. Tuition is billed at 1 semester hour for this course.
  • August 22nd, 2020: MS Thesis and PhD Dissertation electronic upload to the ProQuest system
    The document should not be uploaded until the student has been notified of final approval by the Associate Dean for Graduate Education in the Graduate School of Engineering. Please do not upload signature page with your document.
  • August 22nd, 20202: PhD graduates to complete the Survey of Earned Doctorates
    Instructions to complete the survey will be emailed to the student when the Dissertation has been approved by the Associate Dean for Graduate Education in the Graduate School of Engineering.
  • August 27th, 2020 Degree Conferral