Theses, Doctoral Projects and Dissertations

The Office of Theses, Doctoral Projects and Dissertations supports post-baccalaureate UIW 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. Click here to make an appointment with the ETD coordinator.

Format Review

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

All students should be aware of format review deadlines. Format review must be completed and approved by the Dean of Research and Graduate Studies before the student can be granted the degree.

Format Review Deadlines
ETD Handbook
ETD Submission
The Athenaeum
ProQuest ETD
Other Resources

Deadlines to submit ETDs 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 the ETD Submission link to review instructions about how to submit your ETD for format review and publication. 

Writing and Formatting Assistance 

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. Students who need help of any kind with their writing process should contact the graduate student writing center, WCOnline.

WCOnline--Graduate students can seek writing assistance for any kind of writing question and at any stage of manuscript preparation through WCOnline. The graduate student writing support center is staffed by experienced writing development specialists who are available for consultations in person and online.