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Thesis Submittal Guide

The libraries' advice and requirements for graduate theses.

Thesis Templates

Every graduate department has their own unique title and signature page format requirements. In order to submit your thesis successfully, you must use the appropriate format. You can download title and signature page templates for your department to the right.

How to Access The Files

The thesis title and signature page templates are attached to the right in .PDF and .docx. These files are compressed in a .zip archive. They need to be extracted before use. To extract the archive, please use a file archiver utility like WinRAR, WinZip, or 7-Zip.

If you have any questions about these files and how to access them, please contact libref@pratt.edu

Graduation Date on Title Page

At the bottom of the thesis title page, students should write:

  • "February" if degree requirements are completed at the end of Fall Semester. Example: "February 2024"

  • "May" if degree requirements are completed at the end of Spring Semester. Example: "May 1984"

  • "October" if degree requirements are completed at the end of Summer Semester. Example: "October 2011"

Architecture -- M. Arch, MS

Required Signatures: Advisor Only

Art and Design Education -- MS

Required Signatures: Advisor and Chair

Art Therapy (Including Creativity Development or Special Education) -- MPS

Required Signatures: Advisor and Chair

City and Regional Planning -- MS

Required Signatures: Advisor(s) and Chair

Communications Design -- MFA, MS

See Advisor for Samples

Dance / Movement Therapy -- MS

Required Signatures: Advisor(s) and Chair

Digital Arts -- MFA

Required Signatures: Advisor(s) and Chair

Facilities Management -- MS

Required Signatures: Advisor Only

Fine Arts (Including with History of Art Minor) -- MFA

Students completing their MFA with an Art History Minor must submit a thesis for each degree.

Required Signatures for MFA: Major Professor, Advisor for Corollary Statement, Chair

Required signatures for Art History Minor: Advisor and Chair

Note for MFA: Chair will only sign off if visuals are included with thesis.

History of Art and Design (Including Joint Degrees) -- MA, MS, MS/MFA, MS/MSLIS

Joint degree students must submit a thesis for each degree that requires one.

Required Signatures for MA, MS and MS/MSLIS: HAD Advisor and Chair

Required Signatures for MFA: Major Professor, Advisor for Corollary Statement, Chair

Note for MFA: Chair will only sign off if visuals are included with thesis

  • Library note: students may turn each thesis in to the Library separately; they will be bound separately and each thesis will require a separate thesis submittal fee. If the two theses are handed in at the same time, they will be bound together, which requires one submittal fee.

Historic Preservation -- MS

Required Signatures: Advisor and Chair

Industrial Design -- MID

Required Signatures: Advisor and Chair

Interior Design -- MFA

Required Signatures: Advisor and Chair

Media Studies - MA

Required Signatures: Advisor(s)

Package Design -- MS

Does not deposit in the Library

Performance and Performance Studies -- MFA

Required Signatures: Thesis Chair and Committee Members

Real Estate Practice

Required Signatures: Advisor

Urban Placemaking and Management -- MS

Required Signatures: Advisor and Chair

Writing -- MFA

Required Signatures: Advisor and Chair