Completing Your Thesis or Dissertation?

For all doctoral and masters students, please refer to Academic Calendars for important dates and submission deadlines.

If you have questions about how to write & format your dissertation, please consult the Doctoral Dissertation Handbook.

When the final draft of your dissertation has been approved and provided no further editing or re-writing is required, you may download and print the instructions below:

The portfolio instructions provided in this section are strictly for students in the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program only. Non-DNP students submitting portfolios in other academic programs to fulfill degree/program requirements should consult their respective departments for submission instructions.

Please contact the Graduate Records Office (Barcelona 302) via email usdgradrec@sandiego.edu. or, call (619) 260-2217 for questions regarding these instructions or if you need further assistance on other matters.