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The following guide presents the necessary steps involved in a doctoral candidate's dissertation submission as required by the Graduate School of Arts and Science.
All candidates should check with their dissertation advisor and department administrator regarding additional departmental requirements. Individual candidates must complete the following: The candidate must meet with his or her dissertation advisor to discuss research goals, timeframes, and scheduling of an oral defense.
If an outside reader is being considered as part of the dissertation committee, the candidate's department must complete and sign the Outside Dissertation Reader Approval Form to include in the candidate's graduation file.
Prior to scheduling the doctoral dissertation defense, three dissertation readers, one who is the candidate's advisor, must approve the dissertation for defense.
The candidate is required to register for graduation on Albert at least 3 months prior to the expected date of graduation Preliminary Dissertation Filing Steps The candidate must submit the Preliminary Dissertation Paperwork to the GSAS Office of Academic and Student Affairs by the preliminary dissertation deadline.
The Preliminary Submission Paperwork consists of the following: Survey of Earned Doctorates A candidate must upload his or her dissertation to Proquest by the preliminary dissertation submission deadline.
The preliminary dissertation submission will be reviewed for adherence to the formatting requirements, not content. The dissertation advisor oversees content review. Once the preliminary dissertation is reviewed, the candidate will receive an email notification that details formatting changes that need to be made before final submission Final Dissertation Filing Steps The candidate is advised to take the Advisor Approval Formthe Title Page reflecting the month and year of graduation: September, January or Maydoctoral thesis oral defense form and the reader sheets to the oral defense.
The candidate must obtain signatures from the Chair of the dissertation committee and dissertation committee members. The committee members sign the Dissertation Reader sheets ; record the result of the oral defense in the spaces provided and returns them to the department administrator. The department administrator will then forward the Dissertation Reader sheets to Office of the Registrar.
If revisions to the dissertation are required by dissertation committee member sthe Chair will retain the forms until the revisions are made. After editing the text and format to ensure it is consistent with the comments made during the defense and review of the preliminary dissertation, the candidate must upload a final dissertation to Proquest by the final dissertation deadline, using the link provided after the preliminary dissertation review.
Diplomas will be mailed to this address. Completion of these steps, does not guarantee conferral of a candidate's degree. Questions regarding the dissertation submission procedure should be directed to Cherone Slater at cherone.THE GRADUATE SCHOOL OF ARTS & SCIENCE (GSAS) ACADEMIC CALENDAR FOR Office of Academic and Student Affairs (OASA) – Graduate Enrollment Services (GES).
The Graduate School of Arts and Science has guidelines for the formatting of the dissertation and its text. Students should refer to the GSAS Doctoral Dissertation Checklist and the Formatting Guide for .
GSAS Bulletin Inter-University Doctoral Consortium Submitting Your Dissertation.
Dissertation Defense Checklist Step 1 Apply for graduation via Albert before the deadline, which is posted on the department's Graduate Academic Calendar.
Welcome to ETDs @ Harvard. Harvard's Electronic Thesis & Dissertation Submission System. Please use this system to submit your approved manuscript to the FAS Registrar's Office for review. This submission tool was developed by the Graduate School, the FAS Registrar’s Office, the Office for Scholarly Communication, and Harvard University.
LD G7 - Graduate School of Arts and Science (GSAS) LD S3 - School of Social Work; Dissertations published before at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Wagner School of Public Administration, Stern School of Business, Silver School of Social Work, and Steinhardt School of Education are available on microform.