Students Writing Theses, Dissertations, and Papers

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.

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


If you have questions or concern about the formatting of your disquisition, email, call, or schedule a meeting with the Disquisition Processor.


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.

Technology Learning and Media Center

Get help with Microsoft Word and many other software programs, including walk-in assistance during the center’s normal lab hours.

Academic Calendar

Find important dates to keep in mind, including the deadline for the initial submission of your disquisition.