Papers, Theses and Dissertations

Completing Your Disquisition

Your doctoral dissertation, master’s thesis, or master’s paper is a marker of your academic and professional abilities. As such, you and your committee hold primary responsibility for issues of content, language and usage. 

The Graduate School will review your disquisition to ensure that its formatting is consistent with NDSU’s format guidelines before we authorize your degree posting. As the format review process is the final step before publication of your disquisition, submit your disquisition to the Graduate School only after you have completed all prerequisites and all written content is in its final form.

For information on specific requirements, formatting, submission, and review, visit the following pages:

Additional Resources

As you work toward completing your disquisition, use the resources below.

Center for Writers

Get individual consultation to assist you with the writing and editing process.

Learning and Applied Innovation Center

Attend a disquisition formatting workshop or stop in for one-on-one assistance with document formatting

Pathway to Degree Completion

Review the steps required for degree completion and important dates to keep in mind, including the initial disquisition submission deadline.