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Advanced Graduate Handbook

Submission & Distribution

Submission of Dissertation

Students must consult the Manuscript Editor (BEH 301) in the USF Graduate School prior to the dissertation defense regarding specific directions for submission of the final dissertation, the forms to be filed with the dissertation, and filing fees.

Students admitted to doctoral programs effective Fall semester 2002, and thereafter, will be required to submit their final dissertation document electronically. Questions regarding requirements for submitting the final dissertation manuscript may be directed to the USF Manuscript Editor at (813) 974-5220 or 974-2846, or the COEDU Associate Dean for Academic Affairs (EDU 105) at (813) 974-3400. Candidates may also consult the website of the USF Graduate School for details.

In order to meet graduation requirements for a given semester, students must submit the final copies of the dissertation to the USF Graduate School (BEH 301), along with all forms and fees required, by the published date for final submission of dissertation to that office. Deadlines are available in the student's department, the Office of the COEDU Associate Dean for Academic Affairs (EDU 105, telephone 974-3400), or on the USF Graduate School website. In addition, a Graduate Degree Graduation Application (available online on the website of the Registrar's Office) must have been filed for that semester by the appropriate deadline.

NOTE: The student must be enrolled for at least two credit hours of dissertation in the semester in which the final copies of the dissertation are submitted to and officially accepted by the USF Graduate School.

Distribution of Copies of Dissertation

The candidate will distribute copies of the final dissertation document as follows:

  1. one bound copy to each member of the Doctoral Committee (unless they request an electronic copy), and

  2. one bound copy to the Chairperson of the oral defense (the candidate should ask the Chairperson if he/she desires a copy before making it).

It is not necessary to submit a bound copy to the College of Education Dean's Office.


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