The Graduate School

Thesis Information

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Draft Copy Final
Fall 2022 11/17/2022 12/8/2022
Spring 2023 04/14/2023 05/05/2023
Summer 2023 07/13/2023 07/20/2023
Fall 2023 11/16/2023 12/7/2023
* Format Approval DocuSign must be submitted with the draft copy of the thesis.
** ETD Submission Form (PDF) must be submitted with the final thesis.
Note: Draft copy of thesis and final thesis should be emailed to the Graduate School at in PDF format using your UNCW e-mail only.


Thesis/Dissertation Template – for 3 person Committee (Word)

Thesis/Dissertation Template – for 4 person Committee (Word)

Thesis/Dissertation Template – for 5 person Committee (Word)


The Graduate School only requires electronic copies of your thesis or dissertation. All e-mail correspondences must be through your UNCW e-mail account.

Step 1 (Draft Copy Requirements)

  1. Have your draft formatting reviewed by your thesis committee.
  2. E-mail a draft copy of your thesis in PDF format to,
  3. Fill out the Format Approval DocuSign

Step 2 (Final Thesis Requirements)

  1. E-mail your thesis in PDF format to
  2. Have the committee chair email to confirm that your committee has accepted your final thesis or dissertation document. Or you can E-mail a copy of your signed title page to the Graduate School at
    Hint: The signed title page can be a copy of your title page on plain paper and should be signed by your thesis committee upon successful completion of your thesis. Take a blank printed copy of your title page (no typed committee members names) to your defense for signatures upon completion of your approved defense.
  3. E-mail your ETD Submission Form to
    Hint: The ETD Submission form does not have to be signed by your committee.