All deadlines, formatting instructions, and submission methods are available on the University Graduate School’s website at https://graduate.indiana.edu/thesis-dissertation/index.html
Please review all deadlines carefully. Note that there are separate deadlines to submit your thesis to your thesis committee, to submit your thesis to ProQuest, and to submit your signed Acceptance Page. These deadlines depend on your planned date of graduation.
Required. The student must select a thesis advisory committee of three faculty members, including a director and two readers, who must be approved by the Director of Graduate Studies. The Department of International Studies adheres to thesis format and printing requirements set by the University Graduate School. An International Studies Master’s thesis should be approximately 50 pages and may not exceed 100 pages total; it should draw on resources from the language of specialization. (3 cr.)
As a condition to a degree, the thesis must be submitted to ProQuest.
You should work closely with your thesis supervisor to ensure you are on track to complete your thesis on time.
Your completed thesis must be submitted to your thesis supervisor, to your reader, and online through ProQuest. Your thesis is due to ProQuest by the date shown on the deadlines page. If you do not submit to ProQuest in time, your graduation will be delayed.
It is highly recommended that the members of your thesis committee all have the final copy of your thesis at least a week before your thesis is due to ProQuest. This is in order to provide enough time for your thesis committee to approve your thesis.
Your thesis must be completed and approved by your thesis committee before you submit it to ProQuest.
You must also submit an original signed acceptance page to the University Graduate School. The page must be approved and signed by all three members of your thesis committee. It must also be formatted according to the instructions on the formatting page (under Required and Optional Sections / Acceptance Page) and delivered directly to the UGS’s office in Wells Library, Room E546, by the due date, usually approximately 10-14 days after submission.
Formatting requirements are extremely strict. If, after submission, it is determined that your thesis requires formatting changes, you will be contacted by the graduate office with instructions for resubmission. Any such changes are generally due on the same date as your acceptance page: please review the deadlines page to confirm.
- Complete your thesis in consultation with your thesis supervisor
- Submit your final thesis to your thesis committee
- When the thesis committee confirms that your thesis is accepted, submit your thesis to ProQuest
- Complete and return your signed Acceptance Page to the UGS at Wells Library, Room E546