Dissertation Office

Spring PhD Candidates:

Sixth Week: Please upload your dissertation PDF as soon as you have made all the changes requested by your dissertation advisor and committee members. Review your file to be sure that you uploaded the correct version and that no further editing is needed. Then let your program administrator know that you are ready for the departmental review. You will need to upload a completed copy of the Departmental Approval Form next week, signed by your department chair, and your department may ask you to make changes before signing the form.

You should also register for the Survey of Earned Doctorates.

The Dissertation Office provides information on the University's dissertation policies. We help doctoral students understand dissertation formatting and publication requirements, and we assist with the submission process. We support graduate program administrators as they manage dissertation submissions and departmental approval, and we audit completed dissertation submissions to ensure they meet University requirements. We coordinate dissertation publishing and embargoes with ProQuest and with Knowledge@UChicago.