Thesis and Dissertation Information

The master's thesis or dissertation project can comprise a significant amount of your graduate school experience. 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. Master's students submitting a thesis or doctoral students submitting their dissertation to the College of Graduate Studies are expected to have applied for graduation and completed all necessary steps towards completion of their degree. The thesis or dissertation must be submitted for review to the College of Graduate Studies in the semester that you intend to graduate in its final form, after your defense. You may not make any substantive changes after submission to the College of Graduate Studies.

Thesis and Dissertation Guidelines/Forms

Find forms related to your thesis or dissertation and review guidelines that will help you succeed.

Due Dates

Keep track of important due dates related to your thesis or dissertation.

Formatting Options

Review important information to ensure your thesis or dissertation is clean and properly formatted.


Access resources, tips and tricks to facilitate the completion of your thesis or dissertation.

Submit Your Thesis and Dissertation

Learn how to submit your thesis or dissertation for review.

Outstanding Thesis Award

Recipients of the Outstanding Thesis Award receive recognition at SJSU's commencement ceremony and an award of $1,000. Find out how to get your thesis nominated by your College.