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  • Role of the Outside Faculty Member of Guidance and Dissertation Committees.

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  • Ph.D. Hooding Ceremony 2006

    The Graduate School's Ph.D. Hooding Ceremony for 2006 was held on Thursday, May 11, 2006.

  • Graduate Assistant Handbook effective Fall 2006

    Now Available. Click here to download the PDF version.

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  • Thesis/Dissertation Submission Process

      Effective January 1, 2007, approximately one month before your defense you should begin the submission process. Click here to see the Sequence for Submission of Dissertation and Thesis Paperwork.

      Once you have successfully completed the defense of your dissertation or thesis, please log in to the Graduate School Thesis and Dissertation Online Processing site to begin the submission process. You will be required to create a thesis/dissertation profile, complete a document checklist, and if approved, upload your manuscript in PDF format for review by the editing staff.

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  • Thesis/Dissertation Submission Deadlines
      All submission deadlines (dates and times) will be strictly enforced. There are no exceptions.

      Deadline dates are recorded in the University's catalog. Students should schedule their defense and completion dates allowing for sufficient time to edit their manuscripts and obtain the required signatures by the Graduate Schoolís submission deadline.

      Please be advised that a student must first submit their paperwork in person to the Graduate School before being cleared to submit their manuscript. A student will not be permitted to upload their manuscript if the documentation is delivered through the mail. In addition, a student will not be permitted to submit their manuscript if their documentation is incomplete and/or lacking authorized signatures.



      ALL SUBMISSION DEADLINES WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED. THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS.

      Students should schedule their defenses in time to make all their changes and corrections as well as to obtain the necessary signatures in advance of the deadline date. No exceptions will be made for professors or department chairs who are on vacation, on leave or not available to sign your forms by the deadline date.


      Thesis/Dissertation Submission Deadlines


       
      Spring Semester 2007
       
      Conferral date: May 11, 2007
       
      Deadline to submit signed and completed graduation paperwork to the Graduate School Monday, April 2, 2007, by 5:00 pm, Pacific Standard Time
      Deadline to upload thesis or dissertation Monday, April 2, 2007, by 11:59 pm, Pacific Standard Time
       
      Summer Semester 2007
       
      Conferral date: August 7, 2007
       
      Deadline to submit signed and completed graduation paperwork to the Graduate School Monday, July 2, 2007, by 5:00 pm, Pacific Standard Time
      Deadline to upload thesis or dissertation Monday, July 2, 2007, by 11:59 pm, Pacific Standard Time
       
      Fall Semester 2007
       
      Conferral date: December 17, 2007
       
      Deadline to submit signed and completed graduation paperwork to the Graduate School Thursday, November 1, 2007, by 5:00 pm, Pacific Standard Time
      Deadline to upload thesis or dissertation Thursday, November 1, 2007, by 11:59 pm, Pacific Standard Time
       
      Spring Semester 2008
       
      Conferral date: May 16, 2008
       
      Deadline to submit signed and completed graduation paperwork to the Graduate School Tuesday, April 1, 2008, by 5:00 pm, Pacific Standard Time
      Deadline to upload thesis or dissertation Tuesday, April 1, 2008, by 11:59 pm, Pacific Standard Time
       
       
      Summer Semester 2008
       
      Conferral date: August 12, 2008
       
      Deadline to submit signed and completed graduation paperwork to the Graduate School Tuesday, July 1, 2008, by 5:00 pm, Pacific Standard Time
      Deadline to upload thesis or dissertation Tuesday, July 1, 2008, by 11:59 pm, Pacific Standard Time
       

      Important:

      A student will be awarded the graduation date for the term in which all the degree requirements, including the approval of a final version of his or her manuscript as well as the submission of supporting documents, have been met. Degrees will not be awarded retroactively.

      Submitting a manuscript by the deadline date and time does not guarantee that a student will be awarded the degree in the corresponding semester; it only makes a student eligible for graduation in that semester.

      A studentís graduation date will be advanced to another semester if:

      • A student fails to make all their corrections in the time allotted.
      • A student fails to make all their corrections by the conferral date
      • A studentís paperwork is incomplete and/or lacking original and authorized signatures

      Please be advised that manuscripts are read and paperwork is processed in the order that they are received. Students with new jobs or post-docs and international students with visa concerns are strongly advised to plan their defense and submission dates accordingly.

      Submission packets are available online. Click here for more information.

      For more information or if you have any questions, please contact the Editorial Staff at thesised@usc.edu (213-821-2209) or thesisdc@usc.edu (213-821-2209).

    • Thesis/Dissertation Updates

      Director, Thesis and Dissertation Editing:
      Randa Issa, Ph.D.

      Thesis and Dissertation Assistant Editors:
      Ph.D. candidates: Judith De Tar, Jonathan Liljeblad and Annemarie Perez.


      The editing staff can be reached via telephone at 213 821-2209 or e-mail at thesised@usc.edu

    • USC Doctoral Fellowships in Digital Scholarship Available

      Click Here to download the Call for Proposals.

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    • USC Urban and Global Fellowship Application

      Click Here to download the description and application instructions for the fellowship.

      Click Here to download the description of the Urban and Global Ph.D. Certificate.

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    • Download Forms

      Many Graduate School forms are available online. Check out forms to download



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