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September graduates

  • Thesis

Initial Draft: Aug 12
Final Draft: Sep 9


Future Quarters

The Fine Print

Brief Schedule

I've watched the brief. I'm ready to submit!


Target Submission    Dates

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During your graduation quarter, you are required to submit your thesis, dissertation, MBA report, JAP or capstone to Thesis Processing for review. We highly recommend watching the thesis brief as the first step in the process. In fact, in-person brief attendance is a requirement for all resident students during their graduation quarter. See the schedule. Briefs for September graduates have been held; watch the video here. Also, visit the Submission Process page for a step-by-step guide that includes recommended timelines.

Templates + Forms Distribution Statements Citation Styles

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Wireless / offsite students

To access your thesis SharePoint site, choose one option:

  • VPN: First log into the NPS network via Cisco AnyConnect software. In SharePoint, precede your user name with ERN\, as in ERN\Jdoe. See this link or video to install the software.
  • NPS Cloudlab (no additional software required): Visit https://cloudlab.nps.edu/. Choose the "Cloudlab HTML Access" option, then click the SOF icon.

If your NPS account has been disabled, contact the Technology Assistance Center at (831) 656-1046 or tac@nps.edu.

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Got writer's block?

The Graduate Writing Center can help. Sign up for one-to-one coaching and workshops such as Mark My Words (proofreading skills), Building Better Sentences, and Paraphrasing and Quoting Like a Pro. A writing coach can review your work and help you express your ideas clearly, powerfully, and concisely. Visit the Writing Center to make an appointment. See synopses of past thesis work.

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Turnitin checkup

All unrestricted thesis drafts are checked for originality via Turnitin (TII). Results are provided confidentially to students and their advisors, providing ample time to correct potential plagiarism concerns before the Final Draft is submitted. The Graduate Writing Center can help students improve citation and paraphrasing if such issues are identified in their drafts. Potential plagiarism cases identified after signatures have been obtained on the Thesis Release Form will be forwarded to the Dean of Students Office. Questions? Get answers here.

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Contact us

Thesis Processing Office

Dudley Knox Library
Room 111
M-F 0730-1700
Staff directory

VPN or SharePoint access

(831) 656-1046