Thesis and Dissertation (TAD) Services

Welcome! The Office of Thesis and Dissertation Services is here to assist masters and doctoral students in the final steps of degree completion as they prepare their formal, written documents for publication.

The following documents provide guidance through the TAD process:

The video below describes the TAD Process and covers the basic process from approval of the thesis or dissertation proposal to graduation.



Valuable information, resources, and tools

TAD Deadlines 
Fall 2022 - Summer 2023
Forms &

Fall 2022 - Summer 2023
Front Matter

(Revised June 2021)
Filing "Early for" Format
Training &
Dissertation Timeline
PDF or Word
Publishing, Copyright and
Plagiarism Prevention
Thesis Timeline
PDF or Word

Schedule an appointment to meet with a member of the Thesis and Dissertation Team.

Please visit our FAQ for any unanswered questions you may have.

Whom we serve:

For many advanced degrees at Ohio University, the master's thesis or doctoral dissertation is a requirement. Nearly the entire TAD process can be completed online. This website houses all of the resources needed to meet Ohio University's publication requirements and complete the final steps before graduation.

Students completing their degrees through research papers or other capstone projects may not be bound to the deadlines and guidelines on this site. If there are any questions, please verify deadlines and requirements with your department or college. TAD Services is unable to assist students in completing research papers or projects with formatting or technical issues.

Writing Resources for Ohio University Students

Online Research Databases

Graduation Requirements

  • Apply for graduation by the published deadline.
  • Be enrolled in thesis (6950) or dissertation (8950) hours.
  • Complete all other course requirements.
  • Earn an accumulated GPA of at least 3.0.
  • Meet all TAD deadlines for format reviews, publication, and form submission.

Contact Information

For technical assistance or questions regarding formatting or graduation requirements:

email or call 740-597-2770

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