Master's Thesis

Master's Thesis Guidelines and Procedures

These guidelines have been prepared to assist you in getting the information you need for successful completion of your master's thesis at UM-Dearborn. 

Enrolling in Master's Thesis

Review our Guide to Enrolling in Master's Thesis for further information on how to start. Students should follow their individual program policies and procedures in order to successfully complete their program in a timely manner. Frequent communication with your committee members is essential. It is the student's responsibility to be aware of all relevant deadlines and to plan accordingly.  Deadlines cannot be altered and missing one will delay your graduation.

Helpful Guides When Researching/Writing the Thesis

Archiving Master’s Thesis

The resources below will help you format your thesis in accordance with university guidelines and archive your final thesis upon successful defense.

Archiving Completion Checklist

Master's Thesis Format Guidelines

Thesis Release and Embargo Procedures

Master's Thesis Deadlines are as follows:

Summer 2022 Final Submission Deadline for Review: August 10, 2022
Fall 2022 Final Submission Deadline for Review: December 6, 2022 
Winter 2023 Final Submission Deadline for Review: April 12, 2023

The format check/archiving process is required in order to release your final thesis grade. It is the student's responsibility to be aware of all relevant deadlines and to plan accordingly.  

If you have any questions, please contact umd-formatcheck@umich.edu.

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