Theses and Dissertations at UMass Lowell

Thesis & Dissertation Guide, Revised 2017



The thesis/dissertation must conform exactly to the UML Thesis/Dissertation Guide. You can download a copy of the guidelines from the link at left or this page under Forms for Graduate Students Only. A hard copy of the guide is also available at the Registrar's Office, University Crossing.

It is the responsibility of the student and the advisor to carefully follow the format in the guide. Once the thesis/dissertation has been successfully defended, the student must submit the following to the Registrar's Office:

‚ÄčOne clean COPY (do not use original), of the signature page only, dated and with signatures of the thesis/dissertation advisor and all committee members. The original signature page is needed for the department's bound copy.

  1. Signed and completed Declaration of Intent to Graduate, (DIG)
  2. Doctoral students must also submit a completed “Survey of Earned Doctorates” at the time of graduation clearance. The form is available at the Registrar's Office, University Crossing.
  3. Theses and dissertations are sent for publishing and binding through the library according to the policies on the Publishing and Processing page of this guide.