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Graduate Thesis Submission Guide

The Libraries' requirements and advice for graduate theses.

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How to Submit Your Thesis

1. Prepare your thesis according to the formatting requirements and title page templates.

2. Create an account on ProQuest ETD and log in.

3. Within ProQuest's ETD portal, fill out the online form and upload your thesis document as a PDF. You may also upload any additional files relevant to your project separately as supplemental files.

5. After submitting, our library staff will review your submission to check the formatting. If corrections are needed, you will be notified and can modify your submission online.

Frequently Asked Questions

The final deadlines are set by the Registrar's Office, for questions contact Please check with your academic department as they may have earlier internal deadlines for thesis submission. 


November 15 - January 15


April 15 - June 15


July 15 - September 15


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.
  • "May" if degree requirements are completed at the end of Spring Semester.
  • "October" if degree requirements are completed at the end of Summer Semester.

We're Here to Help!

Have questions that aren't answered by this guide? Or are you feeling overwhelmed by the submission process?

Get support by contacting the Reference Desk:

  • Visit us in person at the Brooklyn Library (1st floor)
  • Chat virtually using LibChat—you can find this function in the bottom right corner of our website, labelled "Live Chat" or "Chat Offline"
  • Telephone: 718.636.3704
  • Email:

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