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Graduate Thesis Submission Guide

The libraries' advice and requirements for graduate theses.

How to Submit Your Thesis

  • Prepare your thesis according to our formatting requirements and title & signature page templates.
  • Create an account on ProQuest ETD and log in
  • Fill out the online form and upload your thesis document as PDF alongside any supplemental files
  • Important! You must upload 2 signature pages: one with your full-text thesis using just print names and one as a supplemental file with your thesis advisors' real signatures. See example. Be sure to use the appropriate signature page template for your department.
  • 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.

Questions that aren't answered below? Email us at libref@pratt.edu.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

Spring 2021 

June 15th, 2021

Summer 2021

September 15th, 2021

Fall 2021

January 15th, 2022

 

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 libref@pratt.edu 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"