Types of Dissertations

Types of Dissertations

Currently, there are two types of dissertations permitted in the program: Traditional and Conceptual. Any dissertation form that differs from the Traditional and Conceptual will need to be approved by the Director of the Doctoral Program (Interim: Tracy Goodson-Espy; goodsonespyt@appstate.edu) prior to beginning work on the dissertation. A dissertation that does not follow the Traditional or Conceptual framework that has not been approved prior to work will not be accepted.

Please read the Thesis and Dissertation Preparation page on the Graduate School website; it outlines the processes and procedures required by the Graduate School. 

For any questions surrounding the dissertation processes, please contact the Program Associate (Audrey Jones; jonesam5@appstate.edu)

Please click on one of the following links for specific information regarding each type of dissertation: