August 15, 2014 For Masters / Ph.D. students This is the deadline only for students registered in Summer Sessions. If you’re filing during the summer, you will receive a December 2014 degree. We recommend that your faculty committee review your thesis 30-60 days prior to your anticipated filing date. If you are using co-authored or previously published material, you will need request permission well in advance of filing. For instructions on how to format and submit your thesis or dissertation, see the Thesis Writing and Filing or Dissertation Writing and Filing guides.