Approval of the topic by the Graduate College admits the student to doctoral candidacy.To be eligible for candidacy, the student must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, have completed any foreign language requirements, where required, and have passed the preliminary examinations.It describes why the work was done, how the research relates to previous work as recorded in the literature, the research methods used, the results, and the interpretation and discussion of the results, and a summary with conclusions.
Committee members attest to acceptability when they sign the ETD Approval Form.
Therefore, it is important that they be provided with a view of the thesis or dissertation before the student's defense.
Most Masters' and Ph D theses from the University of Washington are catalogued by subject area (like a book) and can be searched using the UW Libraries Search.
Theses and dissertations are also available online in full-text via the Proquest Dissertations & Theses Global database.
Graduate students must utilize the traditional format for theses and dissertations established in the Thesis/Dissertation Handbook (T/D Handbook).
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The thesis topic should arise out of the student’s personal exploration in the field of study.
The formal petition for approval of the thesis topic must clearly set forth the problem, the intended organization, and the methods of development of the thesis.
Cataloged theses are also listed on the Engineering Library New Books List the week they become available (which could be from 6 months to a year from the date the thesis was submitted) .
Theses may be browsed by subject in the Theses may also be browsed in the Engineering General Stacks (3rd or 4th floor) according to their assigned subject area call numbers.