University Dissertation & Thesis Services

George Mason University Libraries

Welcome to University Dissertation & Thesis Services!

The path toward achieving your Master's degree or PhD can be a long and arduous one. It can be complicated, stressful, and frustrating.

But that's why UDTS is here.

We exist to help Mason graduate students prepare, format, and complete their theses, dissertations, and projects, and to turn them in CORRECTLY and ON TIME.

We'll help walk you through the process; we'll review your document to make sure the formatting is correct; we'll make sure you have all of the tools you need; and we'll answer any questions you have. Our goal is to make this time as stress-free as possible for you.

We're also here to assist GMU faculty and staff in need of information and/or assistance regarding the preparation and submission of dissertations, theses, and projects.

You may want to consult our FAQs page; answers to many questions may be found there.


Upcoming Final Submission Deadlines are as follows:

Spring 2015: Friday, May 1 at 5:00 p.m.


Summer 2015 Special Registration: Friday, May 15 at 5:00 p.m.


Summer 2015: Friday, July 31 at 5:00 p.m.



The Spring 2015 Format Review Deadline Is as Follows:

All theses and dissertations must be submitted to UDTS for a Format Review by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 24, 2015. In order for you to graduate in the Spring 2015 semester, we must receive your document for review by 5:00 p.m. on April 24. If we do not receive your document for review by that date, we will not be able to review it in time for you to fulfill all other requirements in order to graduate in Spring 2015.

Any document received after 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 24, 2015 for a Format Review will not be reviewed until Tuesday, May 5th at the very earliest.