Thesis Information

Submission of Thesis

Students completing a thesis must submit the completed thesis digitally. The Graduate School uses UMI ETD Administrator. Students must set up an account with UMI ETD Administrator to submit their thesis. Students now have the following options available when submitting a thesis:

  • Copyright their thesis
  • Wider choice of how they want it published in hard copy or digitally
  • Control over when the thesis is actually published (theses are not released for publishing until after degrees are officially posted)

Thesis Processing Time Guidelines

The processing time begins after your degree has been posted by the Registrar’s office which is two weeks after the date of graduation.

Submission to Proquest/UMI by The Graduate School 1-2 weeks after degrees posted
The thesis is published online by UMI 8-10 weeks after submission
The order is mailed 4-6 weeks after published online

Submission Deadlines

Dates vary depending on which semester a student plans on graduating. Check the Graduate Graduation webpage for the current deadlines.

Thesis Processing Fee

Graduate Students writing a thesis must pay a processing fee of $30. This fee, which is subject to change, can be paid online.

Thesis Guide

The Thesis Guide provides information about how to prepare your thesis for publishing.

Thesis Guide (pdf)