Thesis Dissertation

Before typing the thesis, praxis or dissertation, the student should obtain the Guidelines for the Preparation of Theses and Dissertations now used University-wide for the preparation of papers. The student should also obtain other forms from his/her departmental office to determine whether all graduation requirements have been met. You may search for LaTex resources on SMU’s website and typing 'LaTex' in the search box. LaTex is the preferred formatting tool to use and will make the formatting process much easier.

 

Initial Check by Jim Dees

Spring term Summer term Fall term
March 1, 2021 June 1, 2021 September 17, 2021

Sample materials of Theses, Praxes or Dissertations should be emailed on or before this date to Jim Dees. The sample materials should include one chapter with samples of equations, figures, tables, references and bibliography.  Mr. Dees will ensure that the format is compliant with SMU standards. Please schedule an appointment in advance to discuss any corrections or potential problems. This step is mandatory. Please email PDF copies. 

 

Final Check by Jim Dees

Spring term Summer term Fall term
April 5, 2021 June 11, 2021 November 5, 2021

An emailed PDF copy of Thesis, Praxis or Dissertation in final form is due on or before this date to Jim Dees.  Mr. Dees will ensure that the copy deposited is compliant with SMU standards.  The student is responsible for making any required corrections.  After all formatting corrections are completed, a copy of the document is made for each committee member and distributed by the student to the members of his/her examining committee for review two weeks in advance of the final examination.

 

LAST DAY for dissertation/thesis defense

Spring term Summer term Fall term
April 29, 2021 August 4, 2021 December 2, 2021

 

Deadline for Final upload of Thesis, Praxis or Dissertation to SMU Scholar

Spring term Summer term Fall term
May 7, 2021 August 4, 2021 December 10, 2021

Upload your thesis or dissertation here

 

Degree Conferral date (use the appropriate date below as the conferral date on title and abstract pages)

Spring term Summer term Fall term
May 1, 2021 August 4, 2021 December 18, 2021