Student Checklists and Thesis/Dissertation formatting and procedures

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Thesis and Dissertation Requirements

See the Academic Catalog on requirements for theses and dissertations.  Other policies related to theses and dissertations can be found here.

Master's program

Doctoral program

Thesis and Dissertation Process

  • Thesis and Dissertation Committee Roadmap
  • Submit your Thesis or Dissertation to ProQuest

Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD)

An ETD is an electronic thesis or dissertation document expressed in a form simultaneously suitable for machine archives and worldwide retrieval.  It can be prepared using nearly any word processor or document preparation system and the incorporation of relevant multimedia elements.  ETDs eliminate the university-wide requirement to submit multiple copies of cotton bond paper, and they consume virtually no library shelf space.  With the student's approval, they can be available for anyone browsing the internet.

ETD Information and Guidelines

All NAU thesis and dissertation formatting and submission become electronic in fall 2011.  For additional information and guidelines, please review the information below.

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Formatting Guidelines

Other Resources