Here you can find resources and guidelines on how to prepare and submit your Thesis/Dissertation.
How do I prepare my thesis/dissertation?
UNC Thesis/Dissertation Guidelines
Please read these guidelines carefully before preparing and submitting your thesis. This step-by-step guide will walk you through everything you need to know about how to prepare your document. This resource includes information about what should be included in your final document, samples of specific sections, formatting guidelines, and a checklist for submitting your work.
The Graduate School Handbook
Refer to the Handbook for more information on:
If you are a graduate student in Audiology, Business MBA and MAC, Dentistry, Education EDD, Law, Medicine, Physical Therapy, and PharmD, you should refer to your Dean’s Office for guidelines on how to prepare and submit your thesis/dissertation.
How do I submit my thesis/dissertation?
You must submit your thesis or dissertation electronically. Electronic Thesis/Dissertation (ETD) submission allows you to submit your document from any computer in any location. It also saves the cost of paper copies, saves time for students and staff, and saves space at the library. It also allows UNC-CH research to be accessible to the world.
When do I submit my thesis/ dissertation?
After your defense has occurred and all final edits are approved by your department. If you submit your documents prior to internal or external approval, they will be rejected.
What is the deadline to submit my thesis/dissertation?
Deadlines are available on the Registrar’s calendar
Do not wait until the posted deadline to submit your document. If you choose to submit close to or on the deadline, expect a delay in our response with your revisions required immediately after receiving that response. If returned revisions do not arrive immediately, you will not meet degree requirements for that term and the document rejected.
After you submit your document, please allow sufficient time for staff to review the document. You will be notified if revisions are needed and/or if your document has been approved.
Where will my thesis/dissertation be located?
After graduation, your document may be available electronically at the following locations:
- UNC-CH Libraries
- The National ETD Library
- Proquest Digital Dissertations
- Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD)