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Thesis and Dissertation Formatting

MSU Libraries' Office of Thesis and Dissertation Format Review reviews documents for compliance with University formatting guidelines after approval by graduate students' committee members.

For help, please contact:
  Brad Moreland, Library Associate - (662) 325-8756
  etd@library.msstate.edu


  • Friday, April 21, 2017: Initial submission deadline (no Summer enrollment)
    Last day for submitting theses/dissertations to the Library for Summer 2017 graduation without Summer enrollment. Must complete the entire initial submission process to qualify.
  • Friday, April 28, 2017: Deadline for obtaining format approval (no Summer enrollment)
    Last day for obtaining approval of formatting and to complete the requirements for Summer 2017 graduation without Summer enrollment.
  • Thursday, June 29, 2017: Initial submission deadline.
    Last day for First submission of theses/dissertations to the Library for Summer graduation. Student must be enrolled and complete the entire initial submission process to qualify.
  • Friday, July 21, 2017: Deadline for obtaining format approval.
    Last day for obtaining approval of formatting and to complete the requirements for Summer graduation.
  • Friday, October 27, 2017: Initial submission deadline
    Last day for First submission of theses/dissertations to the Library for Fall 2017 graduation. Student must be enrolled and complete the entire initial submission process to qualify.
  • Friday, November 17, 2017: Deadline for obtaining format approval
    Last day for obtaining approval of formatting, submit to the publisher, and complete the requirements for Spring graduation.
  • Friday, March 23, 2018: Initial submission deadline
    Last day for First submission of theses/dissertations to the Library for Spring graduation. Student must be enrolled and complete the entire initial submission process to qualify.
  • Friday, April 20, 2018: Deadline for obtaining format approval
    Last day for obtaining approval of formatting, submit to the publisher, and complete the requirements for Spring graduation.

For more deadlines and important dates, see the current Academic Calendar.