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Outstanding Thesis/Dissertation

Four awards - two for outstanding master's thesis (capstones would be reviewed with other theses) and two for outstanding doctoral dissertation may be awarded each commencement. Faculty may nominate a thesis/dissertation/capstone at any time until the specified deadline.


  • A cumulative grade point average of at least 3.75 during graduate study.
  • Submit an electronic copy of the student’s resume.
  • Letter of nomination should specify contributions of the study to the discipline.
  • An electronic copy of the thesis/dissertation/capstone must be available for review in the Graduate School.


  • Eligible students include students who have applied for graduation.  Students who are graduating summer and walking at the spring ceremony may also be nominated for this award.
  • Nomination letters from two faculty members OR submit one letter with two or more faculty signatures.
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  • Email: grad.school@unco.edu
  • Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mountain time zone
  • Phone: 970-351-2831
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