Thesis and Dissertation Information

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.

NOTICE TO I.E.E.E. format users or those wishing to use LaTEX:  This is the approved LaTEX format for Graduate Studies:

We will accept both APA 6th formatting and APA 7th formatting.  Tips and tricks for the differences will be available in fall 2020. Please let us know, when submitting a document with APA formatting whether you have used APA 6th or APA 7th as your style guide. YOU MAY NOT COMBINE THE TWO STYLE GUIDES.

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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.