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Dissertation & Thesis Students


Writing Your Dissertation or Thesis

Doctoral Students

  • Semester Timelines & Deadlines
    are listed in the Class Schedule for each term under the Registration tab at MyCIIS.
    Starting fall 2011, a publication-ready copy goes:
    1. to your Program Director, and
    2. to the Director of the Center for Writing and Scholarship.
  • For information on how to submit your dissertation electronically, log in to myCIIS > Academics tab > Center for Writing & Scholarship (left column) > scroll down to bottom of page > CWS Documents (lower right corner) > click on "Overview of CIIS thesis & dissertation technical review and publication process.pdf"
  • What style format should I use?
  • To view the CIIS requirements and guidelines for style: log in to myCIIS > Academics tab > Center for Writing & SCholarship (left column) > scroll down to bottom of page > CWS Documents (lower right corner) > click on REVISED CIIS-APA/Chicago/MLA/AAA Guidelines for Dissertation.pdf
  • Technical review is required before defense. The current list of CIIS Technical Review Editors can be accessed at the CIIS Center for Writing and Scholarship page on MyCIIS. Log on to MyCIIS > Academics tab > Center for Writing and Scholarship (left column) > scroll down to bottom of page > CWS Documents (lower right corner) > CIIS Technical Review Editors Contact List.pdf

Master's Students

  • Semester Timelines & Deadlines
    are listed in the Class Schedule for each term under the Registration tab at MyCIIS.
    Starting fall 2011, a publication-ready copy goes:
    1. to your Program Director, and
    2. to the Director of the Center for Writing and Scholarship.
  • For information on how to submit your thesis electronically, log in to myCIIS > Academics tab > Center for Writing & Scholarship (left column) > scroll down to bottom of page > CWS Documents (lower right corner) > click on "Overview of CIIS thesis & dissertation technical review and publication process.pdf"
  • To view the CIIS requirements and guidelines for style: log in to myCIIS > Academics tab > Center for Writing & SCholarship (left column) > scroll down to bottom of page > CWS Documents (lower right corner) > click on REVISED CIIS-APA/Chicago/MLA/AAA Guidelines for Dissertation.pdf
  • Technical review is required. See advisor for timing. The current list of CIIS Technical Review Editors can be accessed at the CIIS Center for Writing and Scholarship page on MyCIIS. Log on to MyCIIS > Academics tab > Center for Writing and Scholarship (left column) > scroll down to bottom of page > CWS Documents (lower right corner) > CIIS Technical Review Editors Contact List.pdf

All Students

  • For an explanation of the difference between Open Access and Traditional publishing, see the UMI Publishing Options Guide. Either publication method is acceptable to CIIS. However, students opting for Open Access need to pay the difference in cost between that and Traditional publishing.
  • Forms and Policies regarding the Dissertations & Theses process
    • The CIIS Academic Catalog "Thesis and Dissertation Policies" in the "Academic Policies" section.
    • For SCT students, access relevant forms at: MyCIIS > Registration tab > Registrarís Office Forms (left column) > Thesis/Dissertation Forms
    • For PsyD students, access relevant forms at: MyCIIS > Academics tab > Clinical Psychology (left column) > Important PsyD Program Forms
    • Copyright Law and Graduate Research (UMI)
    • Sample Permission Letter (UMI)
    • ProQuest UMI publishing forms will be available to you online through the electronic submission (ETD) Web site, after you turn in your manuscript to the Library.
  • Other Useful Information

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December 3, 2012