Include any corrections required by your examining committee and the Thesis Office
File name by degree and convocation cycle:
Master’s: LastName_MA_S2024 (for Spring) or LastName_MA_F2023 (for Fall)
Doctoral: LastName_PhD_S2024 (for Spring) or LastName_PhD_F2023 (for Fall)
Your thesis will be reviewed by the Thesis Office and may be returned if it does not match the formatting requirements outlined in Step 1. If your submission is returned to you through Spectrum’s email notification system, you must correct your submission with the guided modifications and resubmit as soon as possible.
You will only be processed for graduation when all corrections are completed, and thesis is successfully deposited. After your final submission is approved, your Spectrum status will remain as “Under Review” and will be released once the graduation list is approved by convocation.
Paper copies are not required by the Thesis Office; however, you should be advised if the department has its own requirement for bound paper copies (supervisor(s), departmental copy, etc.).
An approved embargo may be placed on the publication of the thesis in Spectrum. The deferment may be approved for up to two years. If an extension of more than two years is required, it may be renewed under exceptional circumstances, and with written justification to the Thesis Office. Check our Thesis Preparation Guide for more information.
Upon final submission of your thesis, you shall be deemed to have granted the University a non-exclusive, royalty-free license to reproduce, archive, preserve, conserve, communicate to the public by telecommunication or on the internet, loan, and distribute the thesis worldwide for non-commercial purposes, in any format. Please refer to the University’s Policy on Intellectual Property.