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
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
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 CSHGraduation@depaul.edu 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.
- electronic PDF version of the thesis
- author submission form (Please note: Unless you choose to embargo your thesis, it will be widely available through internet searches.)
- abstract & keyword form
- approval of proposal for final project form
- final requirements report
The graduate student services administrator will arrange for the electronic archival of your thesis with the DePaul University Libraries.
If your department requires a bound thesis, please directly contact the department for the binding requirements and options.