All M.S. Biological Sciences graduate students are required to complete a written thesis. The chronological stages of the thesis process are detailed in the UAA Biological Sciences Graduate Student Handbook.
It is very important that students follow the guidelines and deadlines in the Graduate Student Handbook. Failure to follow these guidelines could result in having to postpone graduation.
Academic Year Graduate Thesis Submission Deadlines
These deadlines provide the Director of Biological Sciences and the College Dean with sufficient time to read theses and return them to students for review and editing prior to submission to the next level. Edits and revisions can, and likely will, be required at each stage of the process. Students are therefore encouraged to leave more time than indicated below.
Thesis Deadline for the Department of Biological Sciences for review and signature are as follows:
- Fall November 4
- Spring April 1
- Summer June 12
Thesis Deadline for the College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Office for review and signature are as follows:
- Fall November 18
- Spring April 15
- Summer June 26
Thesis Submission Deadlines to The Graduate School:
- Fall December 2 (no extensions allowed)
- Spring April 29
- Summer July 10
If the deadline falls on a weekend, then the deadline becomes the PRECEDING Friday.
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