FOR GRADUATING M.A. & M.S. STUDENTS

These guidelines describe general format requirements and procedures for submitting master’s theses to the Sojourner Truth Library, to be housed online through the SUNY Digital Repository (DSpace).

Directions, requirements, and restrictions that pertain to the department in which master’s degree level research is carried forward are available in that department. As departmental requirements may exceed those of the Library, the candidate must consult with his or her thesis committee before preparing the thesis manuscript.

Note: In the case of multiple authors collaborating on a single thesis, each author must submit the full text of the thesis along with their own DSpace Release Form.

I. FORMAT REQUIREMENTS

Documents
1) The thesis should be submitted as a single PDF, including the title and thesis approval pages.
2) The DSpace Release Form is to be signed, scanned, and submitted as a separate PDF.
Margins:
Standard 1-inch margins on all sides.
Typeface:
Double-spaced, with a 12-point font.
Signature / Title page:
Due to privacy concerns, please type the names of your committee members on the page traditionally known as the “signature page” but do not include actual signatures. Please see sample title and signature pages attached.
Arrangement:
Pagination must be correct (each page numbered). The main text is preceded by the title page and thesis approval page. Theses must be approved and the DSpace Release Form signed by committee members before the library will accept them.

II. PROCEDURES FOR DEPOSIT OF THESES WITH THE LIBRARY

  • Your thesis and DSpace Release Form should be emailed to the following address:

                     thesis@library.newpaltz.edu

  • The Library Collection Management Team must notify the Records and Registration Office that the approved thesis and signed DSpace Release Form have been received before the degree will be granted.
  • Students have the right to opt-out from submitting their work to DSpace. For more information, or for other assistance with thesis submission, please contact contact the Collection Development Librarian, Valerie Mittenberg


Note: if you are interested in purchasing a bound copy of your thesis, Acme Bookbinding in Hatfield, Pennsylvania provides this service for a fee.

 
For MA and MS students graduating in May 2019, theses and release forms must be submitted to the library by 5:00 PM on Wednesday, May 15th.

FOR GRADUATING M.F.A. STUDENTS

These guidelines describe general format requirements and procedures for submitting MFA theses to the Sojourner Truth Library. Directions, requirements, and restrictions that pertain to the department in which master’s degree level research is carried forward are available in that department. As departmental requirements may exceed those of the Library, the candidate must consult with his or her thesis committee before preparing the thesis manuscript.

I. FORMAT REQUIREMENTS

  • MFA Electronic Thesis Approval Form (this must be printed, signed, scanned, and submitted by email as a separate document when you submit your thesis)
  • One single PDF document, which shall include:
    • Cover page
    • Complete text of your thesis
    • Accompanying images
    • Any other elements (artists’ statement, resume) as desired or prescribed by your program

II. PROCEDURES FOR DEPOSIT OF MFA THESES IN DSPACE

  • Your thesis and DSpace Release Form should be emailed to the following address:
  •                      thesis@library.newpaltz.edu

  • The Library Collection Management Team must notify the Records and Registration Office that the approved thesis and signed MFA Electronic Thesis Approval Form have been received before the degree will be granted.
  • Students have the right to opt-out from submitting their work to DSpace. For more information, or for other assistance with thesis submission, please contact contact the Collection Development Librarian, Valerie Mittenberg
For MFA students graduating in May, 2019, theses and release forms must be submitted to the library by midnight on Sunday, May 19th.
 
 
Modified 2019-01-28