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:
- General Requirements
- Disquisition Formatting Guidelines
- Document Review
- Document Submission
- Access and Distribution
- Doctoral Dissertation Video
If you have questions or concern about the formatting of your disquisition, email, call, or schedule a meeting with the Disquisition Processor.
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
Get help with Microsoft Word and many other software programs, including walk-in assistance during the center’s normal lab hours.
Pathway to Degree Completion
Review the steps required for degree completion and important dates to keep in mind, including the initial disquisition submission deadline.