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Thesis & Dissertation Instructions

Refer to the resources below for further instructions on preparing and submitting your Thesis or Dissertation.

**NEW** Make sure to use the Thesis/Dissertation Approval Form (from the Graduate School) to collect the signatures from your committee members. This form will need to be given to the NSM office of Academic Affairs when you submit your Thesis or Dissertation. Note that the following types of signatures will be allowed: actual signature, Adobe signature within Acrobat, electronic signature.

**NEW** Make sure to follow the template from the Graduate School to format and organize the front matter of your Thesis or Dissertation.

If you have published part of your Thesis or Dissertation in scientific articles, make sure to follow the additional instructions about copyright in the PDF below and to consult the PDF document Publisher Policies on Pre-Published Content. If you need to send a request for permission to the publisher, you can use the template of a letter (in WORD) below.

NSM theses and dissertations should be embargoed for 2 years, unless no embargo is requested by your professor. Even during the embargo, the title, author and abstract of the thesis/dissertation are released to the public. If you wish for this information not to be made public during the embargo, you need to request a full record hold by filling out the Embargo Exception Request form and submitting it to the Graduate School. This form can also be used to request a first embargo extension of 2 years, or additional 1-year extensions of the embargo.

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