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Master's Thesis
Critical Dates and Deadlines

Intended Graduation Date – December 2017

January 10, 2017
Application for degree is available through MyNIU

September 15, 2017
Last day to submit application for degree. 

September 29, 2017
Last day to defer graduation. (EFORM available)

September 29, 2017
Last day to submit request for oral defense of thesis. (EFORM available)

October 20, 2017
Last day to safely defend your thesis.

Results of your oral defense must be submitted by your faculty director within three days of your defense but in any case on or before October 25. (EFORM available)  
The form may be faxed to 815-753-6366 or hand delivered to the Graduate School.

If no revisions are requested by your committee, you may submit your thesis immediately after the defense. However, if your committee requests revisions, your faculty director may not submit the results form until those revisions are completed. Papers will not be reviewed without a valid results form on file.

October 31, 2017
Last day to submit postdefense version of your thesis for Graduate School review. Do not submit your thesis until approved by your committee or faculty director to do so. 

All papers must be submitted electronically. Find instructions and resources at go.niu.edu/thesis.

December 16, 2017
Commencement ceremony

Intended Graduation Date – May 2018

July 10, 2017
Application for degree is available through MyNIU.

February 14, 2018
Last day to submit application for degree.

March 9, 2018
Last day to defer graduation. (EFORM available)

March 9, 2018
Last day to submit request for oral defense of thesis. (EFORM available)

March 30, 2018
Last day to safely defend your thesis.

Results of your oral defense must be submitted by your faculty director within three days of your defense but in any case on or before April 2. (EFORM available)
The form may be faxed to 815-753-6366 or hand delivered to the Graduate School.

If no revisions are requested by your committee, you may submit your thesis immediately after the defense. However, if your committee requests revisions, your faculty director may not submit the results form until those revisions are completed. Papers will not be reviewed without a valid results form on file.

April 6, 2018
Last day to submit postdefense version of your thesis for Graduate School review. Do not submit your thesis until approved by your committee or faculty director to do so. 

All papers must be submitted electronically. Find instructions and resources at go.niu.edu/thesis.

May 11, 2018
Commencement ceremony

Intended Graduation Date – August 2018

November 3, 2017
Application for degree is available through MyNIU

April 14, 2018
Last day to submit application for degree. 

June 8, 2018
Last day to defer graduation. (EFORM available)

June 8, 2018
Last day to submit request for oral defense of thesis. (EFORM available)

June 29, 2018
Last day to safely defend your thesis.

Results of your oral defense must be submitted by your faculty director within three days of your defense but in any case on or before July 2. (EFORM available)  
The form may be faxed to 815-753-6366 or hand delivered to the Graduate School.

If no revisions are requested by your committee, you may submit your thesis immediately after the defense. However, if your committee requests revisions, your faculty director may not submit the results form until those revisions are completed. Papers will not be reviewed without a valid results form on file.

July 6, 2018
Last day to submit postdefense version of your thesis for Graduate School review. Do not submit your thesis until approved by your committee or faculty director to do so. 

All papers must be submitted electronically. Find instructions and resources at go.niu.edu/thesis.

August 12, 2018
Degree Date - No Commencement ceremony

 

Contact Us

Thesis and Dissertation Office
Graduate School
Adams Hall, Room 104
Northern Illinois University 
DeKalb, IL 60115
P: 815-753-9405
F: 815-753-6366
thesis@niu.edu

Office Hours 

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10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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