NAU graduate thesis and dissertation
Electronic thesis and dissertation (ETD)
All NAU theses and dissertations are published electronically through ProQuest. Through active partnerships with more than 700 universities, ProQuest disseminates and archives more than 90,000 new graduate works each year. These works are available through library subscription databases and for easy and convenient ordering.
The Northern Arizona University Graduate College has partnered with Cline Library, and all NAU theses and dissertations are also available in our Institutional Repository.
An NAU graduate student’s thesis or dissertation can be prepared using any word processor or document preparation system, as well as any incorporation of relevant multimedia elements. ETDs eliminate the past university-wide requirement to submit multiple copies of bound volumes using cotton bond paper, and they consume virtually no library shelf space.
|All Graduation Terms||Please Note:||Dissertation defense scheduling forms must be submitted 10 days PRIOR to your defense|
|All Graduation Terms||Please Note:||Format Checks for theses and dissertations are due 10 days PRIOR to your defense|
|Spring 2020||5/1/2020||Last day to hold a dissertation defense|
|Spring 2020||5/1/2020||Last day to hold a thesis defense|
|Spring 2020||5/8/2020||All dissertations and theses must be uploaded to ProQuest in their final format|
|Summer 2020||7/24/2020||Last day to hold a dissertation OR thesis defense|
|Summer 2020||8/4/2020||All dissertations and theses must be uploaded to ProQuest in their final format|
|Fall 2020||11/27/2020||Last day to hold a dissertation defense|
|Fall 2020||12/4/2020||Last day to hold a thesis defense|
|Fall 2020||12/11/2020||All dissertations and theses must be uploaded to ProQuest in their final format|
Mid-term degree awarding: Summer 2020
While the degree awarding process typically occurs only once per term, under certain circumstances NAU students may petition for a degree to be posted at the mid-point of a term. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, an exception has been made to allow eligible graduate students to utilize the mid-point awarding for the Summer 2020 term, with a 7/3/2020 conferral date. Please visit the graduation website for more information on this possible option (considerations, deadlines, etc.) and how to submit a request.