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Dissertation: Administrative and Procedural Deadlines

Initiate File Review with Sylvia; You must contact Sylvia by this date to convey intention to graduate:

Abstract/ Announce-ments

Latest Defense Date

Submit Final Revised Dissertation to Sylvia

Diploma Application

Graduation Date^

June 1

Sept 1

Sept 15

Oct 1

Oct 1


Sept 1

Dec 1

Dec 15

Jan 2

Jan 4


Jan 1

April 1

April 15

May 1

**April 1**


^if you plan to walk in the May graduation, you must also adhere to the May Graduation deadlines. Thus, students who are completing their internship, must have completed all other requirements for May Graduation according to this timeline.

*** Dissertation Manual - Principles & Procedures (Rev March 2015)

Dissertation Formatting Style Guide (2015)
Dissertation FAQs - (Rev July 2014)
RU Core Dissertation Search
Proquest Dissertation Search
Dissertation Committee Approval Form (Rev 5/8/2014)
Approval Form for Defending Dissertation Proposal
Template of Dissertation Proposal Signature Page
Template of Abstract for Dissertation Announcement
Dissertation Defense Checklist (Rev 4/25/2014)

Link to
Page Order of Preliminary pages in Dissertation

Templates for Preliminary Pages

Signature Title page
Copyright page
Table of Contents
List of Tables
List of Figures

Other Templates:
Template for Abstract Announcement of Defense
University copyright policy

Citation Manual and Related Tool
Gateway to Multiple Resources for Writing your Dissertation
APA Style Guide to Electronic References "Rutgers restricted"
RefWorks "Rutgers restricted" (A web-based bibliography and database manager)
Psychology Resources in the Rutgers University Libraries
Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Resources in the Rutgers University Libraries

Complete the Doctoral Dissertation UMI Publishing Agreement (PDF)

  • Print pages four and five if you choose to only pay for publishing.

                                                   - OR -

  • Print pages four, five, and six if you choose to pay for both publishing and copyright registration.

Dissertation Payment Form (PDF) (rev. 11/2017)

  • Complete payment forms in triplicate.
  • Pay at Cashier’s Office. The publishing fee is mandatory but the additional copyright registration fee is optional.
  • Return one (1) stamped copy to GSAPP, 152 Frelinghuysen Road, Piscataway, NJ 08904 - Room A309 - Busch Campus, Attn: Student Services Coordinator


Dissertation Reimbursement Form
Electronic Dissertation Submission
Online Diploma Application