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Electronic Submission of Thesis and Dissertation

The library requests that you submit your thesis or dissertation document electronically. Here is what to expect in the submission process. The more you have prepared properly before entering the submission site, the easier your submission will be.

  • You will be asked to login with your JMU eID and password.
  • You will be asked to accept the licensing agreement related to electronic publishing and archiving of your document(s).
  • You will asked how many documents you will upload.
  • You will be asked to slect an document availability option (see Copyright and Embargo for more information)
  • You will be asked to list the title of your document(s) as it appears on the title page of your document(s).
  • You will need to select either Masters or Doctoral as your document type.
  • You will need to select your college (Arts and Letters, Business, Education, Integrated Science and Engineering, Health and Behavioral Studies, Science and Mathematics, or Visual and Performing Arts)
  • You will be asked to write in Key Words.
  • You will asked to insert your abstract...It is probably easiest to copy and paste.
  • You may insert any miscellaneous information that you think may be necessary.
  • You will be asked to enter the filename of your document(s).

Instructions for naming your files.

You should name your files appropriately before you begin the submission process.

The filename must follow the following pattern:

Example: rymanle_masters_10-23-2009

(All files should be in .pdf format, or may be in a picture, video, or audio file format. No files are permitted in .doc/.docx/.txt format.)

Example: rymanle_masters_10-23-2009_interview.avi

"version" is only necessary if you are submitting more than one file as part of your thesis or dissertation. For example, if you are submitting a video file of an interview in addition to your written document, "interview" is your "version."

Click here for the library's detailed instructions on submitting your documents.

Before you submit your document(s) to the library, The Graduate School should have received two(2) copies of your approval page. The approval pages should be signed in original, in black ink.

Refer to the following checklist before beginning your submission.

□ I have turned in two signed copies of my approval page to The Graduate School.

I have turned in a signed copy of the Document Agreement to The Graduate School.

□ I have all documents that I plan to upload ready.

□ I have the title of my document exactly as it appears on the title page.

□ I know in which college my program is housed.

□ I have selected key words for my document.

□ I have my abstract available to be inserted into the submission form.

□ I have named all of my documents according to the appropriate naming convention.


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Important Dates and Deadlines 

Fall 2013

September 27  - last day to submit an application to graduate in December

November 22 - comprehensive assessment results and thesis/research project/dissertation due to The Graduate School

December 13   - Course completion deadline for December graduation


Representatives of the JMU Alpha Sigma Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota (the international honor society for the counseling profession) received the Outstanding Chapter Individual Program Award at the American Counseling Association Annual Convention March 22, 2013. Read the details of this prestigious honor!


With a decade of military service and a freshly minted graduate degree from James Madison University, Andrew Marsh is ready to join the faculty ranks at the U.S. Military Academy.... http://www.jmu.edu/news/2013/04/29-graduate-andrew-marsh.shtml


The GSA now has an informative and entertaining blog about personal and professional development as well as fun things to do in Harrisonburg! Check it out here. http://jmugsa.blogspot.com


Jason Kopp, will complete a third-year internship at The College Board when he moves to New York City to work in the College Board’s Manhattan office. Jason’s internship will take place from August 2013 to May 2014. Jason is the 5th Assessment & Measurement doctoral student to be awarded The College Board academic year internship; others have included Pamela Kaliski, Carol Barry, Megan France, Chris Coleman and Becca Marsh. Congratulations Jason!

 Ross Markle (Ph.D., 2010), Associate Research Scientist at the Educational Testing Service's Center for Academic and Workforce Readiness and Success, will return to the JMU campus to give a talk on his work with ETS. He will be speaking on February 15 at the Center for Assessment and Research Studies on Noncognitive Factors and Student Success: A Journey of Theory, Measurement, and Applied Research. Over the past several years, the Center for Academic and Workforce Readiness at ETS has been researching and developing noncognitive assessments to improve student success in higher education. This talk will briefly review the large scope of this project, which includes assessment development, implementing a national field trial, advanced measurement and psychometric research applications, and initial results. For new and developing researchers, this talk will explore many potential applications of assessment and measurement skills in a high-profile, applied project. For faculty and staff, this talk will introduce a new and innovative assessment that is designed to impact student success. Lastly, the conversation will move to future plans for this work, including potential collaborations and expansions. Dr. Markle is one of, now, 35 graduates who have earned their Ph.D. through JMU's doctoral program in assessment and measurement.   


Assessment & Measurement PhD and Psychological Sciences MA Students and Faculty Present at NERA Conference: http://www.psyc.jmu.edu/assessment/features/nera2012.html



Dr. Anne Stewart is elected to receive the 2012 Outstanding Faculty Award by the  State Council of Higher Education for Virginia!  Read more...


Justine Schembri, a May 2011 graduate of the ISAT-Malta program is selected to receive the 2012 CSGS (Conference of Southern Graduate Schools*) Master's Thesis Award in Life Sciences.

Jason Kopp, a doctoral student in the Assessment and Measurement Ph.D. program, and graduate of the Psychological Sciences master's program, is selected to receive the 2012 CSGS Master's Thesis Award in Social Sciences, Business and Education.  Read more...

Dr. Sarah Finney, with the Center for Assessment and Research Studes and the Ph.D. progra in Assessment and Measurement is selected to receive the 2012 CSGS Outstanding Mentor Award for her work with master's and doctoral students at JMU.

*The Conference of Southern Graduate Schools (of which JMU is a member) is an organization of over 200 gradaute schools in the following 15 states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland. Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia.


Dr. Brenda Ryals, faculty in the Communication Sciences and Disorders progam,  is the recipient of the 2012 Jerger Career Award for Research in Audiology. Read more...


JMU Graduate Student, Sarah DiDimenco,  is Virginia Occupational Therapy Association (VOTA) scholarship award winner ....  more.

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