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Thesis, MBA report, JAP, capstone:

  • Initial Draft: November 2
  • Final Draft: November 30

Dissertation dates, click here

International students using the editor, click here

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The Fine Print

Brief Schedule



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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. For help with the Python thesis module, click here.

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 of working with the Thesis Processing Office. Briefs for the December class 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 for processing your thesis.


Top links:

Thesis Template Distribution Statements Citation Guides SharePoint Help

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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. Also, view synopses of past thesis work.

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iThenticate (plagiarism) check

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, RM 111
Drop-in hours: M-F 0900–1200 & 1500–1800 
Email: thesisdraft@nps.edu
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(831) 656-1046