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Thesis Information

Time-Table For Writing The Thesis

The mechanism of producing a finished thesis, from the first written rough draft to the final typing, is often more time consuming than the student realizes. In estimating the time of completion, allowances should be made for each step in the process. The typical times required for a student in residence are:

    2-3 months
  • rough draft writing
    2-3 weeks
  • advisor reading
    2-4 weeks
  • correcting and preparing for committee
    1 month
  • final editing and typing after defense

    4-5 months
  • Average Total Time

The University's requirements and guidelines for preparing the written thesis, including answers to questions regarding formatting of the final document, are available on-line at:

www.gradschool.psu.edu/index.cfm/current-students/etd/

Updated on 07/22/14

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