If you have received approval from faculty to complete a master's thesis in lieu of COMPS or a culminating experience, please follow the steps below:
All approved theses must be submitted electronically in PDF format through the ProQuest website. You will receive an automatic email confirming your thesis submission.
Within 2 weeks, SEHD will verify that your thesis meets publication standards and you will be notified that your submission will be published.
In the event that corrections need to be made, you will receive an email with additional information for resubmission. Once corrections have been resolved and your resubmission has been approved, you will be notified that your submission will be published.
During the submission process, you will have the opportunity to choose traditional publishing, Open Access publishing, and/or copyright. Please visit the ProQuest Resources & Guidelines page for additional information on these options.
Additional information on the master's thesis is available in the Student Policy Handbook.
|Deadline||December Graduation||May Graduation||August Graduation|
|Submit your Application for Graduation through UCDAccess||September 2, 2020||February 3, 2021||June 15, 2021|
|Submit thesis draft for Format Review||October 30, 2020||March 26, 2021||June 25, 2021|
|Submit Exam Request and Student Room Request form (2 weeks prior to defense)|
November 6, 2020
April 2, 2021
July 2, 2021
|Defend your thesis||November 20, 2020||April 16, 2021||July 16, 2021|
|Submit the Thesis Approval form (Prior to final submission)|
November 27, 2020
April 23, 2021
July 23, 2021
|Submit your final thesis to Proquest||November 27, 2020||April 23, 2021||July 23, 2021|
|End of Term||December 12, 2020||May 15, 2021||December 11, 2021|
|December 12, 2020||May 15, 2021||December 11, 2021 (Tentative)|