Thesis and Dissertation Workshops

The College of Graduate Studies has instituted a processes for the submission and publication of theses and dissertations.  While many things remain the same, we encourage you to attend one of our workshops as you develop and prepare your work for defense.  Our goal is to make the process as clear as possible, so that your thesis or dissertation is published in the semester of its submission.   Additional workshops will be added in November and in following semesters.

Upcoming Events


Unpacking the Thesis/Dissertation Guide and Submission Process

During this workshop session, we will discuss the Thesis/Dissertation Guide [pdf] in detail. Please be aware that this workshop will present a generalist approach to completing your Thesis/Dissertation, and is not specific to any disciplines.  We welcome all students currently working on their theses or dissertations and those planning to submit one in the future.

September 13, 2022 from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
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October 5, 2022 from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.  NOTE:  Due to technical difficulties this meeting has been rescheduled from October 5 to October 7 (same time and registration information)
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October 21, 2022 from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
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Office Hours Q&A Sessions

30-minute appointments are currently open only to students who plan to submit their thesis or dissertation for Fall 2022 graduation.  Your questions can be as general as the thesis submission process, or specific to your discipline or style guide. 

Contact cheryl.cowan@sjsu.edu to request a Zoom appointment.  At the time you send your request, please provide some available dates and times.