Manual for Paper Submitted Theses and Dissertations
Instructions for Submitting Your Thesis or Dissertation
Degree candidates must submit the required copies of their theses to the appropriate office of the department or program in which they are registered on the dates specified in the Academic Calendar. The Academic Calendar may be found in the MIT Bulletin and at . September, February, and June are the only months in which degrees are awarded. Additional copies of the thesis may be required by the department.
Submitted Master Theses – University of Copenhagen
Not all departments send bachelor's theses to the Archives. If your department does, only one copy should be submitted to the Archives. Please check the requirements of your department. Undergraduate students do not pay a library processing fee.
After you have refined your topic and your advisor has approved it, complete the , have your advisor sign it, and submit it to the Draper offices. This form must be submitted by the thesis due date for the semester before the one in which you intend to graduate (e.g., December 16 for May graduation; see the chart, below). We will notify you via email when your topic has been approved by Draper. Do not start writing the thesis until you have an advisor who has approved your topic.Effective for May 2010 theses and dissertations submissions, students will be required to submit their thesis or dissertation online through Stony Brook University's ProQuest/UMI ETD Administrator Site. This site is now live, and new procedures on this can be found in the updated Guidelines below.You must first give a clean copy of the finished thesis to your advisor. After your advisor has read and approved the thesis, it is your responsibility to submit the final copy, signed by your advisor on the cover page, to the Draper Program by the deadline listed below. You must also submit two (one signed by your advisor, one blank), a thesis abstract, and the Draper Exit Questionnaire. Your advisor is the first reader and the Program will provide a second reader, usually the director or associate director. Students must have met all graduation requirements, including timely submission of the thesis, to participate in commencement ceremonies. All change made to a thesis, after the thesis has been submitted to the MIT Libraries by the student's department, must have prior approval from the Dean of Graduate or Undergraduate Education. When the purpose is to correct significant errors in content, the student should create an errata sheet using the form and instructions at and obtain approval from both thesis supervisor or program chair and the Dean for Graduate or Undergraduate Education. If the purpose of change is to excise classified, proprietary, or confidential information, the student should fill out the application form at and have the request approved by the thesis supervisor or program chair and the Dean for Graduate or Undergraduate Education. Students and supervisors should vet thesis content carefully before submission to avoid both scenarios whenever possible.