This is the official handbook issued by the Office of the Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies for use with all publications in connection with earning your doctoral degree.

Please consult this handbook, as well as any publications required by your school (or department, where applicable) as you are writing your academic work.

All updates, additions, or deletions to this handbook will be announced on this webpage, so please check here regularly.

Doctoral Dissertations, Treatises, and Evidence-Based Projects

Doctoral Dissertation Handbook, 12th Edition (updated May 9, 2024)

Online Doctoral Dissertation Submission Guidelines

PhD Requirements Checklist