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Thesis Requirements

At DePaul University, to facilitate registration and other requirements, thesis is used for the research and document required for the master's degree in many departments and programs. All forms referenced in these requirements can be found in the Forms Library on this site.  This page contains information you will need about thesis requirements from the inception to the completion of your project.

1. A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations by Kate L. Turabian, is the handbook which indicates the format, technicalities of form, and mechanics of typing/printing required for dissertations, theses, and research papers. The only exception we make to Turabian's guidelines is the format for the title page. However, if your thesis advisor determines that your thesis (excepting the title page) would be more appropriately done in another format, follow the advisor's advice. 

2. There are certain other requirements you will need to follow at various stages of your project, about which your director/advisor will inform you, such as how to register for thesis credit hours, insuring candidacy continuation, taking qualifying exams, arranging a thesis defense (if necessary), and meeting various deadlines. Make sure everyone on your committee is aware of what needs to be done and when. Please consult the College of Science and Health's Office of Advising and Student Services if you have any questions.

Required Thesis Materials
Once the thesis document is in its final form & fully approved, purged of all errors, and in the correct format you must email the forms below to the associate director of graduate student services at by the last day of finals for the conferral term. This is a requirement for graduation. All required forms can be downloaded from the Forms Library.

  1. electronic PDF version of the thesis
  2. author submission form (Please note: Unless you choose to embargo your thesis, it will be widely available through internet searches.)  
  3. abstract & keyword form
  4. approval of proposal for final project form
  5. final requirements report

The graduate student services administrator will arrange for the electronic archival of your thesis with the DePaul University Libraries

Thesis Binding
If your department requires a bound thesis, please directly contact the department for the binding requirements and options.​