Publication Requirements

Doctoral dissertations and master’s theses must be available to other scholars and to the general public. The University publication requirement is met if one of the following occurs:

  1. The entire dissertation or thesis is submitted to ProQuest/UMI and copies are made available for public sale.
  2. The abstract only is published if the entire dissertation or thesis has been previously published and distributed, exclusive of vanity publishing. The candidate may elect to publish the entire previously published work.