Need to Know!

Graduate students may not participate in Commencement exercises until all requirements for the degree have been met.  Please visit the Registrar's office for additional graduation information.

Thesis/Dissertation Format Guide

This thesis/dissertation format guide is for USF College of Engineering M.S. thesis and Ph.D. students. It includes:

  • information on the format process,
  • format deadlines,
  • format requirements, and
  • time-saving formatting tips.

The guide also serves as a sample of a consistently-formatted thesis/dissertation.

Degree Certification

Students participating in graduation ceremonies are doing so before graduation certification is finalized. All potential graduates are subject to final approval by the College of Engineering. This certification is completed after the end of the semester. If the College of Engineering was not able to certify your degree you will be notified. If your degree was certified, you will receive an email notification. Diplomas will be mailed to you by the Registrar's Office approximately eight weeks after commencement.