Thesis/Dissertation Support



Thesis & Dissertation Filing

Details the thesis and dissertation submission process including deadlines, templates, the Electronic Submission Site, and Electronic Thesis & Dissertation (EDT) Style Guide. Access all things thesis and dissertation at

Thesis & Dissertation Forms

A list of required forms from Candidacy Admission to Certificate Completion at

Important Deadlines

A calendar of important dates for submission of thesis and dissertation forms, graduation application, committee nominations, and more at

UMD Dissertation & Thesis Database

Provides full text of UMD theses and dissertations from December 2003 to the present as well as locations of circulating print copies.

Dissertation/Thesis Support

The Counseling Center offers individual counseling for graduate students, group counseling on topics such as Dissertation Support, and the Learning Assistance Service to help grads build skills relevant to completing a thesis or dissertation. Check out all the Counseling Center has to offer at


Writing Support


Writing Initiatives

The Graduate School strives to ensure that all Maryland graduate students develop as academic and professional writers. At the campus level, their services include the Graduate School Writing Center, English Editing for International Graduate Students (EEIGS), and a range of workshops available to all graduate students. They also support colleges and departments in their efforts to prepare students for writing within their disciplines through resources for faculty and departments. Find workshops, resources, and more at

The Graduate School Writing Center

The GSWC enacts the Graduate School mission, “Advancing graduate education. Enhancing the graduate student experience,” by providing opportunities for conversations about writing across the graduate community. They offer support for graduate students at every stage of their development as academic and professional writers who can, in turn, fulfill the university’s mission of sharing research, educational, cultural, and technological strengths with the broader community. They accomplish this through a range of services and programs, including Thesis & Dissertation Retreats, Consultations with GSWC fellows, Regular “Write-in” sessions, Workshops on common graduate writing requirements, Resources for writing in the disciplines, and Supporting Writing Groups. Check out all they have to offer at