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Dissertations & Theses

All doctoral dissertations and master’s theses are submitted by the student for archiving upon final approval by the student’s committee. (“Dissertations” here also refers to DNP projects in Nursing and DMA documents in Music.) These works will be added to the UA Campus Repository and the national archive of dissertations and theses maintained by ProQuest/UMI. There are no fees charged for archiving.

The Graduate College has provided Sample Pages for use in your dissertation or thesis.  These samples represent either the first three pages of the dissertation or the first two pages of the master’s thesis. 

The Graduate College also has Dissertation and Thesis Formatting Guides available in order to assist students with formatting their dissertation or thesis.  Please review the relevant guide prior to submitting your work for archiving.

In order to graduate in a given term, a student must submit the dissertation or thesis by the published deadline for the term. Note that the dissertation submission deadline typically falls before the end of the term. The student must have defended the dissertation or thesis and gained final committee approval before submitting it for archiving. If the committee requires further revisions, the student must request a change to their graduation term from the Graduate College.

The links in the menu at the right provide full information about the process of submitting a dissertation or thesis for archiving.