Graduation Information and Thesis Formatting Links

Applying for Your Degree:

Thesis Submission:

Doctoral students deposit the thesis with the SAS Graduate Office, 3401 Walnut Street,Suite 322A. Appointments are necessary: For depositing the thesis; call 898-7444 or send email to to make an appointment.  Send email to when you have the appointment

Master's students deposit the master's thesis with the Penn Engineering Academic Programs Office, 109 Towne.  

Doctoral Thesis Formatting:

  • Dissertation resources, including the doctoral dissertation manual/style guide and thesis formatting templates; click here for more resources.
  • NOTE: There is an unofficial LaTex thesis format template floating around the department that probably doesn't meet the Penn formatting requirements so be careful.
  • Click here for sample cover pages.
  • Most regular office paper is now acid free.

Master's Thesis Formatting:

  • Click here to access detailed SEAS information regarding submitting and formatting the master's thesis.
  • Click here for information for CIS/MSE students re: the thesis option.
  • The Penn master's thesis guide can be accessed here.

Commencement Information:

Students who graduate in August, December, & May can participate in the University and Engineering Commencement Ceremonies held once each year in May. SEAS Research & Academic Services Office contacts students re: participating in commencement.

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