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The Big Picture: Graduation Dates & Deadlines Student Responsibilities Required Sections for Your Document Common Formatting Mistakes to Avoid Committee Approval Forms Open Access and Publishing Options ETD Submission Process: After Submitting Registration Waiver Fee Commencement Your document must be written in English.
He would read his thesis to his committee, after which he sat in silence while two faculty members gave point by point refutations of everything he said.
The focus here was on the student’s ideas and his ability to arrange and express them clearly.
Because a thesis is shorter than a dissertation it gradually came to mean a preliminary degree on the way to a doctorate.
A thesis is now performed to earn a Master’s degree.It is expected that this will usually take place upon degree conferral, although students may choose to delay full public access via Research Works for up to five (5) years.As a starting point, students submitting an ETD are encouraged to review the below information session hosted by the UW Libraries and Graduate Enrollment Management Services.Almost everyone I know who received a Master’s degree in Chemistry got one because they dropped out of graduate school and wrote their truncated research as a Master’s project.Both a thesis and a dissertation require a lot of work and should be treated seriously.The Graduate School partners with the UW Libraries to provide comprehensive resources for students as they write, submit, and publish academic theses or dissertations.These pages outline information and policies related to preparing your thesis/dissertation, including formatting, deadlines, copyright and distribution decisions, and, ultimately, graduation.We also encourage you to review the ETD Library Guide for additional information.A thesis or dissertation constitutes an important contribution to scholarship.In scientific fields, a master’s candidate takes advanced coursework and gains hands-on experience in a research project but does not direct the project to the same extent that he would in a doctoral program.In a master’s project the student’s ideas are welcomed and expected but the focus is on obtaining technical expertise, not doing original research.