Students work closely with their PhD supervisor and committee while conducting their PhD research and in writing the dissertation. The final product typically consists of three article-length chapters, an introduction and a conclusion.
The dissertation is the capstone piece of the PhD education. It represents an independent and original piece of scholarship and demonstrates the doctoral candidate’s mastery of both content material and the research process. Doctoral candidates complete their dissertation after finishing coursework, passing their comprehensive exams and receiving approval for their thesis proposal from their dissertation committee.

American Doctoral Dissertations (ADD) provided full bibliographic citations for each title, grouped first by subject and then by institution, as well as statistical summaries of titles by subject area. It was not only compiled from dissertations published by ProQuest, but also from information provided by universities.
Published for the Association of Research Libraries, ADD included citations to virtually all U.S. dissertations for the academic year, regardless of publisher.

We’re happy to present several data visualizations to give an overall sense of the collection by county of publication, language, and field of study.
You may also want to consult these sites to search for other theses:

Finding Northeastern Dissertations:
Search across more than 800,000 doctoral dissertations and Habilitationsschriften from universities outside of the U.S. and Canada.

This collection contains electronic copies of CSU theses and dissertations submitted since fall 2011. Theses and dissertations submitted before fall 2011 are sometimes available in electronic form here if a researcher requested that they be added to the repository. Please note that for works submitted since fall 2011, a small number of works are embargoed until the release date given, and others are restricted to the CSU community. Print copies of theses and dissertations submitted prior to fall 2011 are available in the Libraries.
Theses and dissertations from 1980 to the present are linked to the author’s respective CSU department or program; pre-1980 works are not linked to a department or program.

The baccalaureate degree program is fully approved by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing.
The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master’s degree program in nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst College of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education ( .


  1. On the Library homepage click on Publications.
  2. Click on the button Dissertations & Theses.
  3. Click the Dissertations & Theses at Walden University link. You may be prompted to log in with your myWalden email and password.

In the first search box, enter a topic. For example:

PhD theses from beyond Portsmouth –
These websites allow you to view past dissertations and theses. In most cases, they allow you to download the full-text version.

To search for theses or dissertations from a specific academic department or by topic, do a keyword search in NUsearch by typing “nu dissertation” and the name of the department in which the dissertation was completed, as shown below.
You can also use this strategy to locate dissertations by topic, for example: “nu dissertation” AND “venture capital”


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