Thesis Checklist

If you are in a Master's degree program that requires a thesis you must deposit your completed thesis with the University by the date indicated on the University Academic Calendar in order to qualify for graduation. Your graduation date listed in Agora must match the semester you plan to graduate. If not contact the Dean's Office .

Thesis Checklist

Elements of Your Thesis

Use this template as a guide

The following should be submitted in this order:

  • Traditional Title Page
  • Copyright Page
  • Abstract
  • Dissertation Traditional Title Page

The title page must conform to this sample; otherwise, the Graduate School reserves the right to require the page to be redone. The thesis title should be concise and meaningful and the title on the signature page and title page should match.

If you have specific questions about the format of your thesis, contact the Dean's Office, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Gasson 108, at 617-552-3268. Theses not conforming to the minimum standards described here may be returned to the candidate and the awarding of the degree delayed.