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Error Free Dissertations Error Julie Kong and Janet Mattocks Office of Research Services Services Office of the Dean School of Public Health February 3 2009 Deadlines Check out SPH Academic Calendar for deadlines http www uic edu sph osa dates htm http www uic edu sph osa dates htm School of Public Health S i 2009 Spring 2009 Friday F id M Marchh 6 6 2009 Summer 2009 Friday July 10 2009 Last day to submit thesis dissertation to JKong for format approval Graduate College S i 2009 Spring 2009 Friday F id M Marchh 20 20 2009 Summer 2009 Friday July 24 2009 Submission of approved thesis dissertation for graduation this term Important Websites Graduate College http grad uic edu cms pid 1000027 Thesis Manual Important Websites School of Public P bli H Health lh http www uic edu sph students thesis htm Thesis Checklist Must be M b included in the package upon submission to Dean s Office Most Frequently Found Errors Required Documents Errors No submission of these documents Program format approval form unsigned Cover Page Title should be 1 inch from top Title and name of student must match the red bordered certificates certificates Mixed case for title Errors Titl usually Title ll llowerr th than 1 inch i h Abbreviations not acceptable All caps Title or name of candidate does not match the RBC occasional error but most critical Doctor of Philosophy in Epidemiology Biostatistics Abstract Abstract is mandatory for doctoral students No pagination Department of Public Health Sciences Errors Missing Mi i th the abstract b t t ffor PhD dissertations di t ti Pagination Header shows SPH unit or School of Public Health Acknowledgement Error Missing initials Pagination 1st page of each major section should be on the bottom of the page and centered the remaining pagination is top right Errors Whole document paginated similarly similarly all pages are paginated either top right or bottom centered Landscape charts paginated on bottom of landscape Should still be top right Table of



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