Theses, Doctoral Projects and Dissertations

The Office of Theses, Doctoral Projects and Dissertations supports post-baccalaureate students in the task of creating correctly formatted and ready-to-publish manuscripts. Support includes providing instructional time to students and materials about writing, formatting, and publishing. You may contact the Coordinator--Theses, Doctoral Projects and Dissertations by email or pay a visit to the office. We are located in AD 1A, on the ground floor of the Administration Building adjacent to the Office of Admissions. 

Format Review

Format review verifies that a student document is formatted according to the editorial style standards of the student's academic discipline and all additional UIW style requirements. Students submit their scholarly work for deposit into The Athenaeum, UIW's institutional repository of scholarly work; dissertations, in addition, must be deposited into the ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global database.

All students should be aware of format review deadlines. Format review of a thesis, doctoral project or dissertation  must be completed and approved by the Dean of Research and Graduate Studies before the student can be granted the degree.

Format Review Deadlines
Formatting Guides
Guide to Submitting Your Work
Submit to The Athenaeum
Submit to ProQuest 
(dissertations only)
Writing Help
Editors & Other Resources
Processing Forms

Deadlines to submit student work for format review are:

Spring Graduation

March 15

Summer Graduation

June 1

Fall Graduation

October 15

If the submission due date falls on a weekend, the submission is due the next regular weekday. Please allow at least three weeks for format review to be completed. Student work submitted after the deadlines may not be reviewed in time to meet the graduation deadlines established by the UIW Registrar. View the Academic Calendar for graduation deadlines.

Click on Submitting Your Work to review instructions about how to submit your document for format review and publication. 

Survey of Earned Doctorates (PhD students only). Students completing research doctorates must complete the National Science Foundation’s Survey of Earned Doctorates. The registration site is here: The month of your graduation is either May, August, or December, and is the same month and year as entered on the dissertation title page. 

Writing and Formatting Help for Graduate Students

Students can contact the Office of Theses, Doctoral Projects and Dissertations with questions or concerns about any aspect of the document formatting and publication process. Help with any aspect of the writing process is available at the Graduate Student Writing Center located in Mabee Library, Room 233, and available online at The Graduate Student Writing Center is staffed by experienced writing development specialists who are available for consultations in person and online.