Dissertation Office

Seventh Week: Final dissertation submissions are due before 4:30 p.m. on Friday, November, 16. Doctoral candidates completing degrees this quarter should already have ETD accounts with accurate contact information. If you have not yet done so, please:

  1. Complete the Publishing information section of the ETD Administrator Submission steps. Note the Rights Verification section in the ProQuest Agreement. You should resolve any copyright issues prior to the quarter you plan to graduate.
  2. Print a copy of the ProQuest Agreement and of pages showing your decisions. Retain this information for your files.
  3. Complete the entire Dissertation/Thesis details section. Use headline style for your title, and limit your abstract to 350 words or no more than 700 words at most.
  4. Check your pdf to see that it meets the formatting requirements provided in the University-Wide Requirements for the Ph.D. Dissertation.
  5. Contact us with any questions before Friday.

Monday, November 19, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Visit the Tech Bar collaborative space to consult with Nora Mattern, Scholarly Communications Librarian, on issues related to copyright, data management, and open access. Come talk tools and practices to work through questions like: Do I need to get permission to use this photo in my dissertation? How can I make sense of (and find) my data in years to come? How can I increase the visibility and impact of my dissertation?


The Dissertation Office provides information on the University's dissertation policies. We help 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 coordinate dissertation publishing and embargoes with ProQuest.