Dissertations formatted improperly will be returned to the student for revisions. Since departments maintain specific requirements for the content and evaluation of the dissertation, students should review their program’s guidelines prior to beginning the process. We hope to make the uploading of your dissertation a simple process. Doctoral Dissertation Formatting Requirements (Updated October 9, 2015) Before submitting your final dissertation, check it against the following guidelines. A Formatting Guide for Successful Completion of the Doctoral Dissertation by Jane Doe A dissertation submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy Department of ----- New York University Month, Year be September, January, or Advisor’s Name Dissertation title Author’s name Indicate your month and year of graduation. Please be advised that if your dissertation does not conform to the GSAS formatting requirements, your dissertation will not be accepted. If approved by the department, it is possible to have co-chairs of the dissertation committee as long as one is a member of FAS. Note: GSAS submission deadlines are earlier than University Graduation Deadlines. Dissertation Prospectus; Dissertation Workshops; Dissertations in Foreign Languages; Distributing Dissertation Copies; Distribution, Defense and Deposit in Ten Steps; Doctoral Dissertation Sponsors; Electronic Deposit FAQs; Electronic Deposit Gateway; Faculty Sponsorship of the Dissertation; Formatting Guidelines; GSAS International Travel Awards This section provides general information on formatting, submission, publishing, and distribution options. Every dissertation uploaded to the digital deposit system is expected to meet the GSAS formatting guidelines noted below. The PhD dissertation is a research document that makes a significant and original contribution to existing knowledge in the discipline. No exceptions or extensions will be made. GSAS strongly recommends that the chair of the dissertation committee be a member of the FAS. The title on the DAC must read exactly as it does on the title page of the dissertation.