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Thesis Information

Thesis Due Dates for Sept. 2023-June 2024

Doctoral Thesis Defense Notice Form

Master's Thesis Presentation Notice Form

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MIT Biology (7W) thesis defense form

Thesis Submission

Thesis Submission Checklist

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.

DocuSign Instructions for Students and Faculty

Starting in the Spring 2024 Term, the JP will move toward using DocuSign for thesis signatures. During the Spring, use of DocuSign will be optional/recommended (unless required by your MIT department). We anticipate requiring the use of DocuSign beginning in the Summer 2024 term.

Thesis Preparation

MIT Thesis Specifications

WHOI Thesis Specifications 

Virtual Scheduling Instructions/ Creating Zoom Link

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

Author Affiliation Format and Citing the JP in Publications and Products (pdf)

Author affiliation format for manuscripts.

Digital Thesis

MIT-WHOI Joint Program Theses

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

Digital Library of MIT Theses

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.