Advisory Committee Form You must submit an Advisory Committee Form by your third semester of graduate work. Program of Study You must submit a Program of Study Form for approval by the dean of Graduate School before defending your thesis. Format Check Before defending your master’s thesis, you must submit one complete copy of your thesis or dissertation for a format check with Graduate School. Electronic Thesis and Dissertation (ETD) Submission Approval Form Before scheduling your master’s thesis, you must submit the final ETD Approval Form and a corrected copy of thesis/dissertation. Approval Form for Master’s Thesis and Final Oral Examination This form must be ready at the time when you take your final oral examination, that is, your thesis defense. On this form, your advisory committee must approve your thesis for the defense and record the result of your defense.