University of Vermont

College of
Agriculture and Life Sciences

Department of Plant and Soil Science

Thesis Preparation

The Graduate School and the Department strongly urges students to prepare theses/dissertations so that only minor changes in the manuscript are required to meet the standards of publication in a specific scientific journal (Journal Article Format). Detailed information on form, and organization of the thesis/dissertation is presented in the UVM’s “Guidelines for Writing a Master’s Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation” (See Thesis Template)

The thesis/dissertation prepared by the M.S./Ph.D. candidate must represent an original investigation into a subject which has been reviewed and approved by the student’s advisory committee. The format must be checked by Michelle Cook in the UVM Graduate College. Be sure to watch deadlines as posted by the Graduate College so you can meet your intended graduation date.

Once all degree obligations have been met and your thesis/dissertation accepted, you are eligible to graduate from your degree program. To do so, you must file the “Intent to Graduate” form (see appendix).

Last modified September 04 2014 10:00 AM