Thesis and Dissertation
College of Graduate Studies ETD Process
The College of Graduate Studies coordinates the format review and final submission process for ETDs (Electronic Theses and Dissertations), establishes the university’s thesis and dissertation deadlines, and administers thesis and dissertation related policies.
All thesis and dissertation students should access the Thesis and Dissertation Webcourse early in the process. This free, non-credit webcourse contains:
- UCF’s required formatting instructions
- Procedures for declaring your advisory committee
- Resources on IRB, copyright, publishing, and dissemination
- Review for Original Work (iThenticate) instructions
- Information on the final defense process
- Instructions for the final submission process
In their final term, thesis and dissertation students should also access the Thesis and Dissertation Services Site for the thesis and dissertation approval form, as well as the format review, and final submission areas.
Faculty and staff can join the free, self-paced webcourse, How to Help Grad Students: Thesis and Dissertation, to learn more about the thesis/dissertation process in order to better help graduate students. See our Training page for additional information.
Thesis and Dissertation Format Help
Graduate students can come to the Graduate Student Center, located in Trevor Colbourn Hall, Suite 213, any time during Thesis and Dissertation Format Help Drop-In Hours for assistance with their thesis or dissertation formatting. Students will be helped on a first come, first served basis. Have a formatting question? Email ETDHelp@ucf.edu.
Thesis and Dissertation Format Help Drop-In Hours (Summer 2022):
Mondays: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Wednesdays: 2 – 5 p.m.
Thesis and Dissertations Download Map
Email all thesis and dissertation process and policy questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students can also find answers to common questions at this site’s FAQ section.
Formatting questions can be submitted to the Format Help section of the Thesis and Dissertation Services site.