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Submitting the Manuscript

Electronic Version Submitted for Thesis Release

After all corrections marked on the manuscript have been made and the Thesis Office issues a Format Approval, the student uploads the digital version according to ProQuest instructions. After the student receives notification the electronic thesis or dissertation has been approved by the ProQuest administrator, the student may verify graduation status through the Campus Information System (CIS). 

Distribution of Theses and Dissertations

Theses and dissertations are available in electronic and microform formats through traditional publishing with ProQuest. With the student’s permission, they are also available openly through USpace, the University of Utah’s institutional repository. Items in USpace are indexed by Google. Each document in USpace receives a unique URL for easy linking and sharing. 

An abstract of each thesis or dissertation is filed according to department in University of Utah Abstracts of Theses and Dissertations, available in Special Collections in the Marriott Library. 


There is no fee for traditional electronic publishing through ProQuest. The fee for registration of a claim for copyright through ProQuest is $55.00. Open access publishing for University of Utah theses and dissertations is provided at no charge through USpace. 

Last Updated: 8/23/22