Graduate College: Thesis and Dissertation Forms

We want you to have access to the resources that you need. This section will provide direct access to important forms needed for the successful completion of your graduate and/or doctoral degree program.

Doctoral Forms Use and Instructions

All forms are fillable PDF's and should be completed as such. Download the form, SAVE, Complete form, SAVE with your name in title. You are strongly encouraged to use DocuSign for signatures. The Graduate Approval should be the last signature requested. When adding for graduate approval use the following:

Name: Nikki Palamiotis

Email: dissertationforms@kennesaw.edu 

Program of Study

List of courses and credit hours required for the doctoral degree programs. Must be completed and submitted in the first or second semester.

Committee Approval

Request for Approval of Dissertation Committee. Must be completed in the semester in which the committee is formed. The Chair of the committee must be KSU Graduate Faculty associated with your academic program. Doctoral Dissertation Committees usually consist of five member committees, at least three of which should be KSU Graduate Faculty.

Proposal Approval

Dissertation Proposal Approval. Must be completed and submitted by the end of the semester the dissertation has been approved.

Candidacy Approval

Apply for Admission to Candidacy. Must be completed by the end of the semester after comprehensive exams have been passed.

Dissertation Defense Outcome

Final Submission

Must be completed once the final version of the dissertation is ready to be submitted for publication in the Digital Commons. Follow the directions at the Digital Commons to upload your dissertation. The Digital Commons will notify The Graduate College when your submission is complete.

 

Thesis Forms Use and Instructions

All forms are fillable PDF's and should be completed as such. Download the form, SAVE, Complete form, SAVE with your name in title. You are strongly encouraged to use DocuSign for signatures. The Graduate Approval should be the last signature requested. When adding for graduate approval use the following:

Name: Nikki Palamiotis

Email: gradthesisforms@kennesaw.edu 

Program of Study

List of courses and credit hours required for degree programs. Must be completed and submitted in the first or second semester.

Committee Approval

Use this form to:

Request for Approval of Thesis Committee

  • Must be completed early in the program, once committee members are identified.
  • Form must be completed in the semester in which the committee is formed.
  • The Chair of the committee must be KSU Graduate Faculty associated with your academic program.
  • Doctoral Dissertation Committees are normally five member committees, at least three of which should be KSU Graduate Faculty.

Proposal Approval

Must be completed and submitted by the end of the semester the dissertation has been approved.

Thesis Defense Outcome

Must be completed after the dissertation has been successfully defended, and must be submitted a week before grades are due (to ensure adequate time to enter it into the system).

Final Submissions 

Must be completed when the final version of the thesis is ready to be submitted for publication in the Digital Commons. Follow the directions at the Digital Commons to upload your thesis. The Digital Commons will notify The Graduate College when your submission is complete.

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