Graduate Thesis and Dissertation Manual


Master's and doctoral level scholarship presented as a thesis or dissertation should involve analysis, synthesis, and/or evaluation of newly created or existing knowledge with the purpose of advancing the discipline or applying the knowledge to a specific situation. The purpose of the thesis or dissertation document is to present that knowledge to the scholarly community in a clear, concise, and professional manner that is appropriate to the discipline. This handbook is written to guide you, the student-scholar, through the process of developing the final product.

When complete, your work will be archived by the University Library and also disseminated to the scholarly community through the online NCDocks repository. That repository is indexed in and available through Google Scholar.

Supplemental Materials

The Graduate School contact for questions regarding thesis and dissertation submission and review is Marie Hoepfl (