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Writing Your Dissertation

A dissertation isn’t just something you write towards the end of your time in graduate school. Rather, the dissertation research and writing process should be something you engage in throughout your arc of coursework. Consult with your dissertation advisor and other committee members early and often to keep you on track. You may also want to take advantage of the on-campus workshops and the other resources offered to you.

Students who want to write a dissertation in a language other than English must petition and receive advanced approval from the Dean of Graduate Studies. A dissertation submitted in another language must be accompanied by an abstract in English that has been approved by the dissertation committee.