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March graduates


Initial Draft, Feb 12
Final Draft, Mar 11

Dissertation dates

Graduation is March 25

Future Quarters


Brief Schedule

Attention: The Feb 9 formatting workshop for international students has been cancelled. The Feb 11 session will proceed as scheduled.

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. Watch the brief for March graduates here. Visit the Submission Process page for a step-by-step guide to processing your thesis that includes recommended timelines.

Templates + Forms Distribution Statements Citation Styles

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Wireless and offsite students

You must log into the NPS network (VPN) to access your thesis SharePoint site. When prompted for your user name, enter "ERN\" first: ERN\Jdoe. Please see this link or video to install the VPN software. If your 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. Please visit the Writing Center to make an appointment. See synopses of past work here.

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Turnitin checkup

All unrestricted thesis drafts are checked for originality via Turnitin (TII). Results will be provided confidentially to students and their advisors, providing ample time to correct potential plagiarism concerns before the Final Draft is submitted. Coaches at the Graduate Writing Center are also standing by to 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? Find 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