Candidates who undertake a thesis should schedule their work to allow sufficient time for review by the major professor and the committee and for making any necessary revisions before proceeding to the final examination. With unanimous approval of the committee, a student majoring in Modern Languages may write a thesis in a language other than English, provided that the language is clearly appropriate to the subject matter. If the thesis requires the use of human subjects, animals, or biohazardous materials, the student is required to comply with University policies and procedures. The compliance policies and procedures can be found at

The candidate must provide a copy of the thesis (electronic or hard copy format) to each member of the committee and all members of the committee must certify that they have received acceptable copies of the thesis before a final defense can be scheduled. A copy of the thesis must also be available at the defense. Following a successful final defense, the candidate must submit an electronic copy of the thesis to the College of Graduate Studies Electronic Thesis and Dissertation site for format check by the semester stated deadline. Late submissions will not be accepted. When the format check has been completed, the electronic document is returned to the student. Once the student has made all format corrections and changes, the student should ask his/her major professor and committee if they wish to review the electronic document before the final corrected copy is submitted to the College of Graduate Studies. The student must make all corrections and the electronic document must be in final and acceptable form, incorporating any revisions required by the committee. Information regarding the ETD can be found on the COGS web site. The final corrected copy must be submitted and received by the final submission deadline stated in the university academic calendar.