Doctor of Philosophy and Doctor of Education degrees require the completion of a dissertation.The Doctor of Musical Arts degree requires the completion of a project.Commencement ceremonies for Summer and Fall graduates occur in December, and for Spring graduates in May.
The ETD and all required deposit materials must be submitted to the Graduate College Thesis Office no later than p.m. If a thesis needs to be temporarily withheld from public release because there is material in the thesis that is protected by or could potentially be protected by a patent, the student should submit a Thesis Withholding Request Form Update your address information in UIC Self-Service Diplomas are mailed to graduates approximately 9 weeks after the end of the term.
To ensure delivery of the diploma to the correct location, students should enter a “Diploma Address” in your Self-Service account.
To begin your ETD submission, your thesis should be formatted according to Graduate College thesis requirements and approved by your department.
After you have submitted your ETD online for review, you will receive a series of emails from the Graduate College Thesis Office that will notify you that we have received your ETD and alert you to any required corrections or other steps you will need to take to complete your thesis deposit.
Options Include: The ETD submission system you will use to submit your thesis is the result of a partnership between the Graduate College and the University’s digital repository for research and scholarship, UIC Indigo.
After your thesis has been approved by the Graduate College Thesis Office, it will become available in UIC Indigo according to the release option you choose during submission.
, the revisions most likely will result in a change in pagination or format.
Only after all required content revisions are completed and approved by the advisors/chair should you submit your thesis to the academic program thesis reviewer (unless that person has indicated they also wish to pre-review your document before the final version). Thesis Format Academic Program Reviewer After all revisions have been approved by your advisor/committee, you will need to submit your thesis to your program’s thesis format reviewer, who will ensure that the format of your thesis meets any departmental requirements. If you are unsure who the thesis reviewer for your program is, contact your Director of Graduate Studies or program support staff.
The Thesis Office does not provide or distribute thesis copies to students, departments, or anyone else.
If you want to have copies of your thesis bound for yourself, your family, or your adviser, you will need to procure them independently.