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Thesis Submission Guidelines
When you bring your thesis to Academic Programs, 4-315, you should include the following items:
- Signatures: The title page of both copies must have original signatures of the student, research supervisor, and co-supervisor (if applicable). Theses are accepted by the Associate Department Head for Education, Professor Nergis Mavalvala, who will sign each thesis at a later date (after it has been accepted in Academic Programs).
- Two copies of the Thesis, plus one extra abstract and title page stapled together. Copies #1 and #2 must have original signatures and must be on archival bond paper. Check for the 25% (or more) cotton watermark. Paper is available at CopyTech. MIT Bond and recyclable bond paper are not acceptable.
- Each copy of the thesis must be clipped or banded together with a cardboard cover and a label, which can be obtained in the Science Library. No holes, staples, etc. are permitted. Each label must include the student's name, department, thesis title, degree date, and copy #.
- Ph.D. Candidates: Before accepting a thesis, the PEO must have the signed form from the research supervisor indicating a "Pass" on the thesis defense.
- Ph.D. Candidates: Submit the completed University Microfilms, Inc. Form with a copy of the title page and abstract attached.
- Ph.D. Candidates: Complete an NSF Survey, which is available in the PEO or on the web, and submit it with the thesis. Also, a departmental Exit Survey must be completed upon submission of a thesis.
- SM Candidates: Before accepting a thesis, Academic Programs must have a letter to the Department, signed by the research supervisor, assigning a final thesis grade of "A," " B" or "C.
- All Candidates: Before your final candidacy is approved, you must pay an archival fee with your Student Accounts representative located in the Student Service Center, 11-120.
- All Candidates: After all materials have been accepted, a thesis receipt will be given.
- All Candidates: If you have questions regarding diplomas, Commencement, and the Hooding Ceremony please contact Alpha Sanneh (8-6414) in the Registrar’s Office (5-119).
- For more detailed information, please refer to the Specifications for Thesis Preparation.