Forms

Below are the required forms for Doctoral and Master level students enrolled in Dissertation or Thesis hours. All forms are fillable PDF forms and should be completed as such. All forms must use DocuSign to obtain electronic signatures. 

How to Use DocuSign for Thesis/Dissertation Forms:

Upload document into DocuSign. List Envelope Recipients in order of signatures. Final signature will be The Graduate College. It is VERY IMPORTANT to address the Envelope Recipients for The Graduate College as follows for:

 

 Doctoral Forms 

Name: Nikki Palamiotis

Email: dissertationforms@kennesaw.edu 

 

 Program of Study

  • Must be completed and submitted in the first or second semester.

Committee Approval

  • 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.

Candidacy Approval

  • Must be completed by the end of the semester after comprehensive exams have been passed.

Dissertation 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 Submission

  • Should be completed when 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

Name: Nikki Palamiotis

Email: gradthesisforms@kennesaw.edu 

 

Program of Study

  • Must be completed and submitted in the first or second semester.

Committee Approval

  • 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 thesis committee must be KSU Graduate Faculty associated with your program. 
  • Thesis committees are normally three member committees, at least two of which should be KSU Graduate Faculty.

Proposal Approval

  • Must be completed and submitted by the end of the semester the thesis proposal has been approved.

Thesis Defense Outcome

  • Must be completed after the thesis 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

  • Should 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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