Thesis Processing Office

The mission of the Thesis Processing Office (TPO) is to help students become published authors of NPS theses, capstone reports, final project reports, and dissertations. The TPO works with each student or student team to meet NPS formatting, style, citation, distribution marking, copyright, and department-approval requirements before their documents are released to the Dudley Knox Library and the Defense Technical Information Center for publication. The thesis processors maintain and facilitate use of the Thesis Module in Python, which allows increased visibility on work in progress, deadlines, requirements, and electronic routing for approval of thesis proposals and final drafts. Approximately 85 percent of theses are publicly releasable, while 12 percent are controlled but unclassified and 3 percent are classified. For more information, please visit