Important Instructions for Theses/Dissertations: 

  1. Consult the appropriate guide:
    1. Students completing a Masters 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.
    2. 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 thesis, as well as the review and approval process.
  2. Format your thesis/dissertation – McKelvey Engineering Master's, D.Sc. and Ph.D. students are required to follow the McKelvey Dissertation and Thesis Template to format their document before submission.
  3. LaTex: Students may use LaTex to create their document but must comply with the guidelines set out in the McKelvey Dissertation and Thesis Template.
  4. Students may optionally submit a draft (PDF or WORD) copy of their thesis/dissertation to McKelveyregistrar@wustl.edu prior to submission of final copies for a format review, but they should not submit any documents to the publication website until they have successfully defended their thesis/dissertation.
  5. Final oral defense - A graduate student must successfully defend their thesis/dissertation before the stated deadlines in the 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 Registrar's office.

Please note: see the Forms page for applicable forms.

Master's Thesis Submission

Master's students submit final theses through the Washington University Library's Open Scholarship website at the link below. Students should have or know the following before submitting to Open Scholarship. Students should review the Master's Thesis Guide or consult with their department administrator before submitting.

Master's electronic submission

Doctoral Dissertation Submission

Doctoral students submit their final dissertations to ProQuest at the link below. For more information, students may review the Doctoral Dissertation Guide or consult with their department administrator.

Ph.D./D.Sc. electronic submission

Note: Doctoral students must also submit an online Survey of Earned Doctorates form. The completion of this survey is a graduation requirement, so please plan to complete the survey prior to the dissertation deadline. Ph.D. students should complete the Post-Graduate Job Survey.

 

Thesis-on-Demand (TOD)

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.