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Graduate Thesis Submission Guide

The libraries' advice and requirements for graduate theses.

How to Submit Your Thesis

  1. Prepare your thesis according to our formatting requirements and title & signature page templates.
  2. Create an account on ProQuest ETD and log in
  3. Fill out the online form and upload your thesis document as PDF alongside any supplemental files
  4. Important! You must upload a separate signature page signed by your committee as a supplementary file. Be sure to use the appropriate signature page template for your department. Do not include authentic signatures in your full-text thesis PDF.
  5. After submitting, our library staff will review the submission to check formatting. If corrections are needed, you will be notified and you can modify your submission online.

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Frequently Asked Questions

*Please check with your academic department as they may have earlier internal deadlines for thesis submission. 

Summer 2023

September 15th, 2023

Fall 2023

January 15th, 2024

Spring 2024 

June 15th, 2024


Yes, the platform will allow you to submit supplementary files alongside your thesis. There are no file-size restrictions, but if your internet connection is slow, it may make it difficult to upload extraordinarily large files. Please email us at if you have any difficulty uploading your files.

Please use these settings when saving your PDF. For embedding fonts, please see instructions for Microsoft Word. Google Docs does not support embedding fonts when exporting PDFs. For more information, please see Preparing Your Manuscript for Submission (including supplemental files).

Yes! Bound copies can be ordered directly through the ProQuest platform.

Students should write:
  • "February" if degree requirements are completed at the end of Fall Semester. Example: "February 2024"
  • "May" if degree requirements are completed at the end of Spring Semester. Example: "May 1984"
  • "October" if degree requirements are completed at the end of Summer Semester. Example: "October 2011"

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