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Deadlines

About Thesis Deadlines

A student presents their poster project
Photo by Robert A. Lisak
Student Research Day 2018

The Office of Student Research, in conjunction with the Dean’s Office, has established the following deadlines for theses submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for graduation in May 2021. The deadlines ensure that (1) students have sufficient time to complete their theses; (2) that there is sufficient time for rigorous departmental review and subsequent revision by students before final approval. These deadlines are strictly adhered to. Students are strongly encouraged to submit their theses well before the Class of 2021 Thesis Deadlines below since this provides both students and the sponsoring departments more time for useful review and revision.


Thesis Deadlines

December 18, 2020
First draft presented to thesis advisor

January 22, 2021*
Final draft submitted to Departmental Thesis Chair for review and approval (with approval letter from faculty advisor)

February 26, 2021
Department Thesis Chair Nominations due to Office of Student Research

March 5, 2021*
Final Thesis (Honors Nominees Only) PDF to Student Research

Two weeks from receiving Department Thesis Chair Approval and no later than April 23, 2021
Submission of approved, final version of thesis to the library via Proquest (all students meeting the above deadlines)

*Extensions beyond the above thesis deadlines will be made only for special circumstances and must have the approval of the student’s thesis advisor, academic advisor, and the Departmental Thesis Chairperson. Such extensions, if granted, will carry the following ABSOLUTE Class of 2021 Thesis Extension Deadlines:

Thesis Extension Deadlines

March 26, 2021**
Submission of final draft to Departmental Thesis Chair for review and approval (with approval letter from faculty advisor)

April 23, 2021**
Submission of approved, final version of thesis to the library via Proquest

Please Read Carefully *
Any student whose thesis is received after the above Class of 2021 Thesis Extension Deadlines is at risk of not graduating and/or not starting residency on time.


Student Research Fellowship Deadlines

Fellowship Award Deadline
Summer Research Fellowship $6,330 May 1, 2020
Short-Term Research Fellowship $2,110/month

(2020-2021 Academic Year)
August 7, 2020 (Research Sept., Oct., Nov.)
November 6, 2020 (Research Dec., Jan., Feb.)
February 5, 2021 (Research Mar., Apr., May)
May 7, 2021 (Research Jun., July. Aug.)

(2021-2022 Academic Year)
August 6, 2021 (Research Sept., Oct., Nov.)
November 5, 2021 (Research Dec., Jan., Feb.)
February 4, 2022 (Research Mar., Apr., May)
May 6, 2022 (Research Jun., July, Aug.)

One-Year Fellowship

$25,320 - TBD Varied