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Submit Your Thesis


How do I register for thesis credits?

Using a By Arrangement form. For instructions to complete a By Arrangement form click here. Your thesis adviser will need to sign this form, then you should turn it into Nora in UHP 103. Honors will sign and deliver these forms to Registration.

How many credits is the thesis?

8-10 total: 4 for the Thesis Seminar + 4-6 for the thesis.

When is my thesis due?

Friday, Week 8 of the term you're finishing the thesis.

  • Fall 2014: Friday, November 21st.
  • Winter 2015: Friday, March 27th.
  • Spring 2015: Friday, May 22nd.

How do I submit my thesis?

Link to Submit online at PDXScholar. Review the Thesis submission instructions. Be sure to use this template for your Title Page. Have your thesis in a word .doc/.docx or .pdf format.

Where can I find my thesis online once it's been accepted?

Online at PDXScholar: Honors Theses

Thesis presentation date for spring 2015

Thursday, May 28, 2015.

How do I sign up for a thesis presentation time?

  • For summer, fall, or winter terms please email Nora:
  • For spring term:

Step 1: Check the calendar below
Step 2: Request an available time
Step 3: Invite your thesis adviser

What is the PSU Student Research Symposium?

PSU's annual academic conference for undergraduate and graduate students on campus. Proposals are due in early April and the Symposium will be in early May. If you are accepted to do a presenation (not a poster presenation), this will count for your thesis presentation requirement. See the Student Research Symposium website for more details. If you are accepted to present the SRS, you need to let Honors know so that we know you are meeting this requirement.

What should I do to prepare for my thesis presentation?

Your thesis presentation should be 5 minutes long. We block 20 minute periods for each presentation: 5 minutes for set up, 5 minutes for the presentation, and 10 minutes for questions. Powerpoint, or a visual component is recommended, however there is a limit of 3 slides. See the Thesis Presentation Guidelines.

What if my thesis adviser can't attend my thesis presentation?

Contact Nora to try to find a time that works for both you and your thesis adviser.

Can I invite friends and family to my thesis presentation?

Yes, absolutely!