Student Checklists and Thesis/Dissertation formatting and procedures

Thesis and Dissertation Requirements

See the Academic Catalog on thesis and dissertation requirements and process.

Master's program

Doctoral program

Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD)

More Information about ETDs

An ETD is an electronic thesis or dissertation document expressed in a form simultaneously suitable for machine archives and worldwide retrieval.  It can be prepared using nearly any word processor or document preparation system and the incorporation of relevant multimedia elements.  ETDs eliminate the university-wide requirement to submit multiple copies of cotton bond paper, and they consume virtually not library shelf space.  With the student's approval, they can be available for anyone browsing the internet.

All NAU thesis and dissertation formatting and submission become electronic in fall 2011.  For additional information and guidelines, please review the information below.

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Formatting Guidelines

Other Resources