Thesis Due Dates

Thesis Due Dates for 2019

Thesis Due Dates for 2020

Fillable Thesis Defense Notice Form
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Thesis Defense Notice Form
(pdf format)

MIT Biology (7W) thesis defense form
(pdf format)

Thesis Submission

Thesis Submission Checklist

Thesis Submission Checklist (April 2019, pdf)

Thesis Submission Policy

After a student's successful dissertation defense, the final version of a thesis must be submitted to both the student's home department at MIT and WHOI's Academic Programs Office within two weeks.

Thesis Preparation

MIT Thesis Specifications
From MIT Libraries

WHOI Thesis Specifications

Doctoral Reproduction Form

Masters/Engineers Reproduction Form

JP Checkout List

MIT Thesis FAQ: Student Frequently Asked Questions
From MIT Libraries

Publisher Policies: Thesis Content and Article Publishing
Publisher policies regarding graduate students’ reuse of their previously published articles in their theses from MIT Libraries.

Latex Thesis Template
(zip file)

Author Affiliation Format
Author affiliation format for manuscripts. (pdf format)

Digital Thesis

MIT-WHOI Joint Program Theses
Search the MBLWHOI Library collection of MIT-WHOI Joint Program graduate theses.

Digital Library of MIT Theses
View and submit MIT Theses.

MIT's DSpace Thesis Collection
Add your thesis to MIT's DSpace thesis collection. Theses in DSpace are visible to anyone in the world, and will be preserved digitally for long term use and access. 

Thesis Committee Member Travel Reimbursement

Committee Member Travel Reimbursement Policy

The WHOI Academic Programs Office will pay reasonable costs for one outside member to attend the thesis proposal defense and the thesis defense.