The masters thesis and doctoral dissertation are written documents that describe the graduate student’s research. The subject of the thesis/dissertation is chosen by mutual agreement between the student and major adviser, and must be approved by the student’s Supervisory Committee. There is no fixed length for the thesis/dissertation, although the Supervisory Committee should provide guidance on format and content.
Masters theses should reveal a capacity to carry on independent study or research and should demonstrate the student’s ability to use the techniques employed in their field of investigation. Doctoral dissertations should demonstrate technical mastery of the student’s field and advance or modify current knowledge. Dissertations should treat new material, find new results, or draw new conclusions; or it should interpret old material in a new light. It is expected that the research contained in the thesis/dissertation will be worthy of publication in appropriate peer-reviewed journals. Students are expected to prepare the manuscript(s) for publication prior to, or soon after, completion of their graduate program.
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.
The Graduate College has provided Sample Pages for use in your dissertation or thesis. These samples represent the first two pages of the dissertation or thesis.
Current theses and dissertations from Rowan University graduate programs are submitted electronically to Rowan University’s Office of Graduate Research Services and are usually available in this institutional repository within a few weeks of submission. Theses and dissertations submitted between 2010 and 2015 have been migrated from the library’s previous digital archives and are available here.
As of 9/29/16, theses and dissertations produced between 1996 and 2010 have been scanned and uploaded. If you are the author of a Rowan University (or Glassboro State College) thesis or dissertation produced before 2010, and you do not want your document to be publicly available in Rowan Digital Works, you must complete and submit this form to request its removal from the repository.
The Northern Arizona University Graduate College has partnered with Cline Library, and all NAU theses and dissertations are also available in our Institutional Repository.
All NAU theses and dissertations are published electronically through ProQuest. Through active partnerships with more than 700 universities, ProQuest disseminates and archives more than 90,000 new graduate works each year. These works are available through library subscription databases and for easy and convenient ordering.
This collection links to Honors Undergraduate Theses (previously known as Honors in the Major), Masters Theses, Doctoral Dissertations, and other similar projects completed at UCF. Records for print, retrospectively scanned, and electronic works are included—digital copies are included where available.
For additional information about the Honors Undergraduate Thesis Program, please visit the Honors Undergraduate Thesis website, or visit them during their drop-in hours listed on the website.
Since the founding of the USF College of Marine Science in 1967, we have conferred over 650 master’s and PhD degrees. Recent faculty publications and completed student theses and dissertations our available online at the USF Library Scholar Commons. You may also visit our faculty directory for more publication information.
All thesis and dissertations produced by College of Marine Science students are also available at the USF Library. [use the advanced search, and choose “manuscript” as the format, “marine science” and “usf” as keywords]