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The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Graduate College Bulletin

3.5.9 - Time Limit for Depositing Thesis in the Library

Students must submit their thesis in electronic format to the Graduate College through the OUHSC ProQuest Administrator.  After approval by the Graduate College and the student’s mentor, the final copy is uploaded to the OUHSC University Library through ProQuest database.  A paper copy of the thesis signature page containing original signatures of the thesis committee or digital signatures of the thesis committee must be submitted to the Graduate College.

The thesis must be delivered to the Graduate College within 60 calendar days of the final defense. Students planning to graduate in a particular semester must meet specific academic deadlines and may not have 60 calendar days available. University graduation deadlines are listed in the  OUHSC Academic calendar, and see Section 3.6 below.

Failure to submit the final copy within 60 days will cause the results of the defense to be set aside, whereupon the student must offer the Graduate College a new reading copy of the thesis that carries preliminary approval of the major professor. When the committee has accepted this new reading copy, the student may schedule the defense of the thesis, according to the policies and procedures defined above.

It is essential that all thesis candidates make themselves responsible for the complete and accurate collation of their materials before turning them in to the Graduate College.  If utilizing copyrighted material in the thesis, students must obtain permission from the holder of the copyright for such reproduction; without permission, the author of the thesis is liable to prosecution once the thesis has been made a published document.  The student must complete and submit the form “Permission to use Published Materials in Dissertation/Thesis”  available on the Graduate College website under Current Students/Forms and Guidelines.

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