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Thesis/Dissertation Office

Location
B-80 Ernest C. Young Hall
155 S. Grant Street
West Lafayette, IN  47907-2114

To view a campus map, Click Here.

 
Hours
Mondays through Fridays
8 am-noon and 1 pm-5 pm

 
Contact
(765) 494-3231
gradhelp@purdue.edu

Manager - Mark D. Jaeger
Thesis/Dissertation Assistant - Anne Lacy
Thesis/Dissertation Receptionist - Nancy Florence
 
 

Upcoming Deadlines

For a full calendar of graduation deadlines, Click Here.


FALL 2014
      October 17, 5 pm (ET):  Final Deposit Deadline for Exam/Degree Only registrants
      December 12, 5 pm (ET):  Final Deposit Deadline for 698 and 699 registrants

SPRING 2015  
      March 6, 5 pm (ET):  Final Deposit Deadline for Exam/Degree Only registrants
      May 1, 5 pm (ET):  Final Deposit Deadline for 698 and 699 registrants
 
 
NOTE:

  • All West Lafayette candidates who wish to deposit a thesis/disssertation must have a scheduled thesis deposit appointment.
  • Appointment times near the deadlines can fill up months in advance. Review our Deposit Checklist, available on the Templates & Guidance page, and schedule your deposit appointment as early as possible.
  • The date you choose for your thesis deposit appointment must be after the date of your defense.
  • Long distance appointments are scheduled using the online Appointment Booking system like any other appointment, but they must be scheduled at least 2 weeks in advance of the appointment date.
  • Regional campuses:
    • IUPUI Ph.D. candidates must have a scheduled thesis deposit appointment.
    • IUPUI Master's candidates will work with regional format advisors to deposit and do not need to schedule appointments with us.
    • Calumet candidates will work with regional format advisors to deposit and do not need to schedule appointments with us.
    • Fort Wayne candidates will work with regional format advisors to deposit and do not need to schedule appointments with us.
 

Fees

Master’s Thesis Fee        $90.00
Ph.D. Dissertation Fee     $125.00

West Lafayette Campus
  • West Lafayette candidates will pay the deposit fee through their myPurdue accounts. The thesis deposit fee will appear in a candidate’s student account 2-3 days after their thesis deposit appointment.

Regional Campuses
  • Calumet and Fort Wayne candidates will pay their fees to their local bursars as part of the clearance process by their regional campus format advisors.
  • IUPUI candidates will receive a paper bill following their successful deposit.
 

General Information

All thesis-option graduate students at Purdue must deposit the final products of their research with the Graduate School Thesis/Dissertation Office.

The Thesis/Dissertation Office will help you ensure that all pre-requisites for deposit have been fulfilled and that your thesis or dissertation meets the quality standards established by the Graduate Council Standing Committee on Theses and Dissertations.

For formatting assistance, please review our online presentations and checklists, attend one of our workshops, and contact your department's Thesis Format Advisor. If your department doesn't have a Thesis Format Advisor and you have a specific formatting question, please feel free to email us.

 

Register for a Thesis/Dissertation Workshop

To register for one of our workshops, Click Here.

 

Schedule or Cancel Your Thesis/Dissertation Deposit Appointment

To schedule, rescheule, or cancel your thesis deposit appointment, Click Here.

 

Submit Your Electronic Thesis Deposit

To submit your thesis to us using ProQuest's ETD Administrator, Click Here.

 

Access Templates & Guidance

To access templates, deposit checklists, video tutorials and other thesis preparation materials, Click Here.

 

Access Required Thesis/Dissertation Forms

To access required thesis forms, Click Here.

 

Access Information about the iThenticate Plagiarism Screening Program

As of September 1, 2014, all theses/dissertations deposited at Purdue must be screened using the iThenticate program. Satisfaction of this requirement will be certified by both major professor and degree candidate signing in Section III of GS Form 32.

To access information about the iThenticate program, Click Here.

Please direct all iThenticate questions to Dr. Peter Dunn, Purdue's Research Integrity Officer.