Graduate Thesis Submission
Mary Ann Scott
Thesis and Dissertation Coordinator
Building 50, Rm 225
Before you Submit your Thesis:
1. Make sure your thesis is in pristine condition and that it follows the format requirements outlined in the UWF Thesis and Dissertation Guide.
2. Be sure that your committee chair has initiated the Completion of Thesis form.
3. Include the Thesis Certification Page as page 2 of your document.
4. Save your thesis as a PDF file.
1. Email the Thesis/Dissertation Coordinator, Mary Ann Scott, at email@example.com, and request an iThenticate account. Do not set up the account on your own. That will delay the process and subject you to private account fees. You should receive a confirmation email. Follow the instructions to complete your account.
2. Upload your document to iThenticate.
3. Share your report with the Thesis/Dissertation Coordinator.
Creative Writing Students Only:
Because of copyright concerns for original fiction and/or narrative nonfiction, candidates seeking a Master of Arts Degree in Creative Writing will not submit their
manuscript through ProQuest.
1. Prepare your document according to the steps above.
2. Request an iThenticate account according to the steps above.
3. Email your manuscript as a PDF to the Thesis/Dissertation Coordinator, Mary Ann Scott, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You will submit your thesis to the Graduate School through ProQuest on the ProQuest ETD Administrator website. You will receive a verification email and you must click on the link to verify your email before you proceed.
You will need the following:
- A PDF of your manuscript
- Your UWF Student ID number
- Subject categories you would select for your research (You are allowed a maximum of 3 and will choose from a list provided)
- Keywords that would lead researchers to your manuscript (You are allowed a maximum of 6)
You will also be asked if you want ProQuest to file for copyright on your behalf and whether you want to purchase bound copies of your manuscript. If you do, have a credit card handy.
For more tips on creating your PDF for ProQuest, check out the article Preparing your Manuscript.
Deadlines for Submission and Publication
Candidates who wish to participate in graduation at the end of the respective semester must upload their polished document to ProQuest and submit their defense verification or Completion of Thesis—Grade Change form by the Graduate School deadline noted below.
Candidates who submit their materials after the deadline will automatically be assigned to the next semester/session for review and the candidate should register for the next semester/session thesis credit hour.
For final publication, candidates must make any final revisions to their manuscript and re-submit the polished copy of their thesis to ProQuest by the Final Submission deadline noted below.
REMINDER: Submission of the thesis to the Graduate School is the final step towards completing your degree. Your document should be in pristine condition and formatted according to UWF guidelines when submitted for approval. Documents that are submitted with significant writing errors, insufficient or incorrect documentation, or significant formatting issues may be returned for further revisions before the Graduate School can approve them. If a document is returned for extensive/substantive revisions, it may delay the final approval and subsequent date of degree conferral.
Thesis Deadlines 2022 - 2023
|Summer 2022||Submit Thesis to Graduate School via EDT/ProQuest||July 8|
|Final Submission of Cleared Thesis to ETD/ProQuest||August 12|
|Fall 2022||Submit Thesis to Graduate School via EDT/ProQuest||October 31|
|Final Submission of Cleared Thesis to ETD/ProQuest||December 9|
|Spring 2023||Submit Thesis to Graduate School via EDT/ProQuest||March 16|
|Final Submission of Cleared Thesis to ETD/ProQuest||May 2|
|Summer 2023||Submit Thesis to Graduate School via EDT/ProQuest||July 7|
|Final Submission of Cleared Thesis to ETD/ProQuest||August 11|
A grade of "G" (Deferred) will be given for each thesis course taken in which the student is making sufficient progress toward completing their thesis. Once the final thesis has been approved by the Graduate School and submitted to ProQuest, the grade for those thesis courses will be changed to "S" (Satisfactory). A "G" grade may remain indefinitely if for any reason the student does not complete the thesis. A grade of "U" (Unsatisfactory) may be given to one or multiple thesis courses if the student fails to make sufficient progress toward completing the thesis, as determined by the student's Thesis Chairperson.