MFA Graduation Information
The following information and deadlines apply to students who anticipate receiving their MFA degrees at one of the following graduation cycles. Departments/programs may impose additional deadlines.
|September 25, 2018||January 25, 2019||May 20, 2019|
|Intent to Graduate||May 31, 2018||September 28, 2018||January 25, 2019|
|Properly Formatted Draft of Thesis emailed as a .pdf to firstname.lastname@example.org||At least three weeks prior to the thesis defense||At least three weeks prior to the thesis defense||At least three weeks prior to the thesis defense|
|Last date for submission of Thesis to ETD, Thesis Processing Fee, and signed Approval Page to GRS Office, and Contact Information form||August 17, 2018||December 14, 2018||April 12, 2019|
Thesis Formatting Information
Additional MFA thesis formatting guidelines and graduation information
Thesis Formatting Guide and Draft Submission
Mugar Library has created a Thesis Formatting Guide and samples of Preliminary Pages. The library’s website also includes other useful resources such as instructional videos and templates. Please follow all formatting requirements stated in the library guide while preparing your dissertation draft.
At least three weeks before the last date to submit your thesis (see deadlines above), you must submit a draft of your thesis as a .pdf to email@example.com for format review. If your document is too large to send over email, you can also send the draft via dropbox or google docs and share that file with firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure your draft includes all preliminary pages, references, and your CV. You will be notified if the format is approved or if changes are required.
Final Thesis Submission
Submit your final thesis electronically through the Electronic Theses & Dissertation (ETD) website. The submission in the ETD will be reviewed by the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences (GRS) Records Office, then forwarded to the Mugar Library ETD Administrator for the final format review. When that review is complete, the thesis will be submitted to ProQuest/UMI. If GRS or Mugar Library notifies you of necessary corrections or changes, those edits must be made immediately.
In addition to submitting the final thesis in the ETD, you must complete the Contact Information Form and submit the Library Thesis Processing Fee. The processing fee is $25 and can be submitted online and paid for via credit card. The link to do so can found on the Guide for Writers of Theses and Dissertations website.
Diploma Pickup and Certificates of Completion
Information on diploma pickup and mailing dates can be found on the Registrar’s website. We encourage you to be sure that your diploma mailing address is up to date on the Student Link to ensure safe receipt of your diploma.
Certificates of Completion are available if you are in need of an official document stated that you have met all degree requirements before the diploma is dispersed.