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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:
  James Nail, Serials Specialist - (662) 325-2170
  Brad Moreland, Library Associate - (662) 325-8756
  etd@library.msstate.edu


  • Friday, July 29, 2016: Initial submission deadline (no Fall enrollment)
    Last day for submitting theses/dissertations to the Library for Fall 2016 graduation without Fall enrollment. Must complete the entire initial submission process to qualify.
  • Friday, August 05, 2016: Deadline for obtaining format approval (no Fall enrollment)
    Last day for obtaining approval of formatting and to complete the requirements for Fall 2016 graduation without Fall enrollment.
  • Friday, October 28, 2016: Initial submission deadline.
    Last day for First submission of theses/dissertations to the Library for Fall 2016 graduation. Student must be enrolled and complete the entire initial submission process to qualify.
  • Friday, November 18, 2016: Deadline for obtaining format approval.
    Last day for obtaining approval of formatting and to complete the requirements for Fall 2016 graduation.
  • Tuesday, November 22, 2016: Initial submission deadline (no Spring enrollment)
    Last day for submitting theses/dissertations to the Library for Spring 2017 graduation without Spring enrollment. Must complete the entire initial submission process to qualify.
  • Friday, December 02, 2016: Deadline for obtaining format approval (no Spring enrollment)
    Last day for obtaining approval of formatting and to complete the requirements for Spring 2017 graduation without Spring enrollment.
  • Friday, March 24, 2017: 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
  • Thursday, April 13, 2017: Deadline for obtaining format approval.
    Last day for obtaining approval of formatting and to complete the requirements for Spring graduation.
  • 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.

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