Master's Thesis and Doctoral Dissertation

Welcome to the SJSU Master's Thesis and Doctoral Dissertation site. All of the information you will need to write, edit, and submit your thesis or dissertation can be found here. Please follow all deadlines, rules, and guidelines carefully.

Please take a minute to review the general information page for theses or dissertations.

Before you begin to write your thesis or dissertation you are required to thoroughly read the Master's Thesis and Doctoral Dissertation Guidelines. These guidelines cover all instructions for composing, formatting, and submitting your thesis or dissertation.

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Graduate Student Writing Assistance

The San José State University Writing Center offers a variety of resources to help students become better writers, and all of our services are free for SJSU students. Our mission is to enhance the writing skills of SJSU students so they can communicate clearly in any setting (informal, academic, or professional). We accomplish this goal through creating original writing resources, offering workshops, and conducting one-on-one and small-group tutoring sessions. 

The SJSU Writing Center has two locations: We conduct drop-in tutoring sessions in Clark Hall, Suite 126; we conduct scheduled appointments on the second floor of the MLK Library. We also offer online tutoring sessions using the Zoom web conferencing platform. All appointments can be made online at

All our writing tutors have gone through a rigorous hiring process, and they are well trained to assist all students at all levels within all disciplines to become better writers. In addition to tutoring services, the Writing Center also offers workshops every semester on a variety of writing topics. To make an appointment, register for a workshop, or to refer to the numerous online resources offered through the Writing Center, visit the Writing Center website at

All thesis forms and documents can be found here.
All dissertation forms and documents can be found here.

Don't run out of time! Click for information on thesis deadlines or dissertation deadlines.

Please make every effort to find what you are looking for on this website first. If you have a question that has not been addressed here or in the guidelines, or you need additional information, click here.

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