Please be sure to review our graduation policies and application deadline information.
Once you have finished reading the guidelines and formatting requirements, you will then need to ensure that your final document (thesis or dissertation) is formatted first according to your discipline’s preferred style guide, and then you must be sure that your document (thesis or dissertation) conforms to the UNLV formatting requirements outlined in this document. Both you and your committee must review and approve your document style and formatting prior to submitting your final document to the Graduate College for the final format check.
Please note that formatting guidelines do change, so please do not use theses or dissertations that were submitted and approved previously as templates from which you model your own work.
The Graduate College uses a Thesis and Dissertation Checklist to approve each document. We suggest you download and use this checklist when reviewing your document prior to submission.
Please be sure to review this document carefully; it contains a tremendous amount of information & a step–by–step guide to explain the T/D submission process. If you have questions, please contact the Graduate College.
Before completing this form, please be sure to do the following:
PLEASE NOTE: The entire thesis/dissertation submission process must be completed and approved before your degree may be conferred.
Some students may have a compelling reason to embargo their thesis or dissertation for a period of time to protect intellectual property rights or due to other publication restrictions. The UNLV Embargo Policy and Embargo Request Form are available here for your reference.
Common reasons for embargos include but are not limited to publishing conflicts, patent applications, and funding contracts. Embargos are available for 6 months, 1 year, 2 years or 3 years at a time and must be renewed. For faster processing, embargo forms should be included with culminating experience and defense approval forms. If you have questions regarding the embargo process, please contact Megan Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dissertations & Theses @ University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Dissertations & Theses @ University of Nevada, Las Vegas (off campus)
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Thesis/Dissertation Preparation Forms
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UNLV e-theses and e-dissertations (ETDs)
Open access to e-theses and e-dissertations (ETDs) benefit graduate students, as research can be shared with prospective or current employers, a valuable career tool. Open access makes research accessible to a global audience and has potential for increased use and higher impact to your work. Students can incorporate interactive features such as multimedia, hyperlinks, and supplemental files by using various forms of creative scholarship. Any questions, please contact: Marianne Buehler, Urban Sustainability Librarian: email@example.com or 702–895–2248.
Fair Use and Copyrighting Your Work
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