Students completing a Master's with the thesis option should review the Master's Thesis Guide for specific requirements prior to submitting their final thesis. The guide includes details on electronic submission of the thesis, as well as the review and approval process.
D.Sc. and Ph.D. students should review the Doctoral Dissertation Guide for specific requirements prior to submitting their final dissertation. The guide includes details on electronic submission of the dissertation, as well as the review and approval process.
Format your thesis/dissertation
Students are required to format their documents according to the McKelvey Thesis and Dissertation Guidelines prior to submission. Students may use the school's officially supported LaTeX template or the McKelvey Dissertation and Thesis Word Template as a starting point.
Students may optionally submit a draft (PDF or WORD) copy of their thesis/dissertation to McKelveyRegistrar@wustl.edu prior to their defense date, for a format review. However, they should not submit any documents to the publication website until they have successfully defended. Pre-defense reviews are subject to availability.
Final oral defense
Students must successfully defend their thesis/dissertation before the stated deadline in the McKelvey Academic Calendar. All committee members must sign a completed final oral exam form before submitting the final thesis/dissertation for publication. The student's departmental administrator will send the form to the McKelvey Registrars.
Doctoral students submit their final dissertations to ProQuest at the link below. For more information, students should review the Doctoral Dissertation Guide or consult with their department administrator. See guide for submission instructions.
McKelvey Engineering students may order copies of their thesis/dissertation to be copied and bound only after they have received final approval of their online submission. Refer to the appropriate guide for more information.