Master’s Degree with Thesis Checklist

You are not eligible to receive your degree until the following have been completed and returned to the School of Graduate Studies for approval.

Candidacy Form and Thesis

Complete the Candidacy Form and obtain committee and director signatures. (Applicants for the degree of master of philosophy should complete this form.)

Submit your completed candidacy form along with one (1) original title page (with signatures in black ink) to the Graduate School, as well as three extra copies of the signed title page and abstract (photocopies are acceptable), by the degree deadline. Students in joint programs should follow the joint degree sample in the style guide.

  • A total of three (3) committee signatures are required for Sections A and C.
  • Your program director must sign Section E.

Style Guide for Thesis Preparation

The style guide is available online, or you may pick up copies from the School of Graduate Studies or your graduate program. It contains information regarding style, format, margins, footnotes, etc. and should be followed explicitly. If you have any questions, please contact Barbara Sirman at 848-932-8122 or sirman@grad.rutgers.edu

Payment Form

The Payment Form is available online.

Publishing Agreement

Complete the Publishing Agreement (PDF).

  • Print pages four and five if you choose to only pay for publishing.
  • Print pages four, five, and six if you choose to also pay for copyrighting.

Degree Candidate Responsibility Statement

Print and return the completed Degree Candidate Responsibility Statement form. You are not eligible to receive your degree until it has been completed.

Upload and submit your thesis electronically

Upload and submit your thesis to Rutgers Electronic Theses and Dissertations system

Final electronic submissions will only be reviewed after all above forms are completed and returned to the Graduate School.

Your thesis must be submitted and approved by the deadline for the degree date listed on your title page.

Candidacy Form Deadlines

  • October 3, 2017, for an October-dated degree
  • January 12, 2018, for a January-dated degree
  • April 13, 2018, for a May-dated degree

Diploma application is available online.

Diploma Application Deadlines

  • October 1, 2017, for an October-dated degree
  • January 6, 2018, for a January-dated degree
  • April 1, 2018, for a May-dated degree

Online Diploma application

 

All forms must be submitted by 4:30 p.m.

If you have any questions, please contact Barbara Sirman at 848-932-8122 or sirman@rci.rutgers.edu