The VCU Graduate School electronic thesis and dissertation manual serves as a guide for the preparation of graduate theses and dissertations for graduate students in all programs within the university. Electronic theses and dissertations make VCU student research and creativity available online as full-text documents and multimedia presentations for use by the university community and others involved in research.
The thesis and dissertation manual provides a general set of guidelines approved by the University Graduate Council. However, the student’s thesis or dissertation committee is the final arbiter concerning the thesis or dissertation’s final acceptability. The committee’s responsibility includes approving style and format, and technical and professional competency.
It is the student’s responsibility to be familiar with all of the rules and procedures which apply to thesis/dissertation preparation and final committee approval. Students must follow the regulations of Thesis and Dissertation examinations as outlined in the VCU Graduate School Bulletin. The VCU Graduate Bulletins website documents the official admission and academic rules and regulations that govern graduate education for all graduate programs at the university. These policies are established by the graduate faculty of the university through their elected representatives to the University Graduate Council.
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