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September graduates

Thesis, MBA reports, JAP, capstones:

  • Initial Draft: August 10
  • Final Draft: September 7

Dissertation dates, click here

International students using the editor, click here

Graduation is September 21

Future Quarters

The Fine Print

Brief Schedule



Watched the brief and ready to submit? Click here 


Meet these due dates to ensure you finish on time. For details, click "The Fine Print" button below.

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Our website has been updated to reflect the new thesis process, in which forms and milestones are tracked via each student's thesis dashboard  in Python. Click here for help with the new thesis module.

During your graduation quarter, you are required to submit your thesis, dissertation, MBA report, JAP or capstone to Thesis Processing for review. Attending the thesis brief is the first step in the process. Briefs for September graduates have been held. In-person brief attendance is mandatory for resident students during their graduation quarter. A recording for DL students is posted here

Our Submission Process page offers a step-by-step guide that includes recommended timelines.


Top links:

Templates + Forms Distribution Statements Citation Guides

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Wireless / offsite

To access your thesis SharePoint site, choose one option:

VPN (preferred): First log into the NPS network. Go to your SharePoint site and precede your user name with ERN\, as in ERN\Jdoe. Install the VPN software here.

Cloudlab: Connect here. Download your file from your site. Then, email it to yourself using NPS webmail. Finally, sign out of Cloudlab and open the email you sent yourself.

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 Graduate Writing Center to make an appointment. See synopses of past thesis work.

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iThenticate checkup

All unrestricted drafts are checked for originality via iThenticate. Results are provided 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 were identified. Potential plagiarism identified after the Thesis Release and Approval Form (TRAF) has been routed for departmental approvals and a Final Review request has been made 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
Email: thesisdraft@nps.edu
Staff directory

VPN or SharePoint access

(831) 656-1046