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NSU Oceanographic Campus Library Submission Guide - NSU Halmos College Portfolio, Capstone, Thesis, and Dissertation Submissions: General Info

Instructions for submitting finished work and final steps for graduation.

General Info for Portfolio, Capstone, Thesis, and Dissertation Submission

  • Your final and approved PortfolioCapstoneThesis, or Dissertation must be submitted to the NSU Oceanographic Campus Library staff for via NSUWorks before the program office will confer your degree. 
    • CapstonesTheses, and Dissertations are submitted electronically via the NSUWorks online ETD submission system: .  
    • Portfolios are submitted in print to the Oceanographic Campus Library for binding. 
    • Your 30 day time clock for submission begins on the last day of the term that you are registered in.  Please note this is not business days, but includes holidays and weekends.

NSUWorks online ETD submission system for capstones, theses, and dissertations:

  • Printed copies are no longer required!  But, if you would like to order personal printed copies for yourself, your committee, or others, you can do so in the NSUWorks submission form. 
    • The cost of printing & binding is the student's responsibility, and payment can be submitted online to the library. 
      • Cost: $30/copy - The NSU OC Library will print your manuscript copies for binding for you.  This cost includes paper, printing, binding, and shipping to/from the bindery for each requested copy. We will only ship to one personal location but can distribute to faculty and outside committee members on your behalf.
  • Signature Pages:
    • All Capstone, Thesis, and Dissertation signature pages are digitally created in NSUWorks after your committee members electronically sign off on your submission in the system.  The OC Library will forward your submission to your committee members after our initial review.  We no longer require or accept wet ink signature pages 
  • Formatting:
    • Keywords must be included after the abstract (required for capstones, theses, & dissertations).
    • Abstract should be single spaced. 
    • The body of the paper should be in Times New Roman, 12 point font, and 1.5 spaced
    • All page margins should be set at 1 inch
    • Table Captions should be centered above your Tables, and Figure Captions should be centered below your Figures. 
    • References should be single spaced with a hard enter or spacing between each citation (If using EndNote Cite While You Write tool in MS Word, click on the EndNote tab, Bibliography, Configure Bibliography, Layout, and then change "Space After" to single spaced). 
  • Before a Librarian can sign off on the library degree conferral portion, they will need:
    • All items in online submission system submitted and approve within 30 days of the end of term:
      • NSUWorks Author Agreement form approval
      • PDF file of paper, which includes abstract and keywords
      • Payment for the binding costs if ordering personal copies or for portfolios
Capstones, Theses, and Dissertations will be available digitally in NSUWorks - NSU's online Institutional Repository.

NSU Works

NSU Works is a service of the Nova Southeastern University (NSU) Libraries. Research, scholarly and creative output included in this institutional repository has been selected and deposited by NSU’s individual colleges, schools, centers and administrative departments. Online access is provided to both published and unpublished works by the NSU community. This includes journal articles, books, theses, dissertations, reports, conference proceedings, teaching materials, data sets, university publications, digital and multimedia collections. Contribution of completed works to this repository ensures long-term preservation and worldwide electronic accessibility.

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