The Thesis and Dissertation Editor will review all theses and dissertations to ensure they adhere to The Fayetteville State University Graduate Programs’ Guide for the Preparation and Submission of Theses and Dissertations and the Dissertation Writing Manual. (The Guide and The Thesis and Dissertation Checklist are posted on the Graduate Programs website.) After the candidate has made the revision requested in the dissertation oral defense and at least three (3) weeks before graduation, the student must submit one (1) copy of the dissertation to the Dean of the School of Education for review by the Thesis and Dissertation Editor. Once the Editor’s review is complete, the Dean of the School of Education will email the Editor’s feedback to the student and the Dissertation Advisory Committee Chair. The student, in consultation with the Committee Chair, should make the necessary corrections and submit one (1) copy of the revised dissertation to the Dean of the School of Education for verification that the corrections have been made. The Dean of the School of Education will notify the student and the Advisory Committee Chair when the draft is approved for submission as the final document.
Once the final document is approved by the Dean of the School of Education, the student must submit four (4) unbound copies of the dissertation in final form along with a completed Dissertation Approval Form to the Dean of the School of Education prior to graduation. Detailed information on forms and dissertation organization is presented in the Dissertation Writing Manual. Students must pay the required dissertation processing fee at the FSU Cashier’s office before the final submission of the dissertation.