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Submit Dissertation or Thesis

  1. Use the thesis/dissertation routing form to secure approvals at the required levels.
  2. The calculator built into the form will tell you how many copies on bond paper are required, based on your specifications.
  3. Bring the required number of copies of your thesis/dissertation to the Library in individual manila envelopes labeled with your name on the outside. If you are submitting a dissertation, download and print out the ProQuest Publishing Agreement form–pages 3-5 of ProQuest’s Forms & Instructions for Paper Submission of your Doctoral Dissertation or Master’s Thesis. Complete this form. Print your name and sign in the indicated fields. Bring this completed form to the Library.
  4. At the Library you will be informed of the cost of binding the thesis or dissertation. The cost will be entered into the Web form (see Step 1.)
  5. Go to the Comptroller Payment Window (bottom floor of Keeny Hall) and make the payment. The Comptroller will also accept credit card payment over the phone (318-257-5222) with a surcharge.

Binding Charges

  Thesis Dissertations
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5 required copies $59.75 $105.50 $84.75 $124.75 $170.50 $149.75
Each extra copy $10.85 $20.00 $15.85 $10.85 $20.00 $15.85

Mailing Charges

  Thesis Dissertations
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Domestic, each copy $10.50 $10.50 $10.50 $10.50 $10.50 $10.50
International, first copy $70.00 $70.00 $70.00 $70.00 $70.00 $70.00
International, each additional copy $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00 $10.00

ProQuest Publishing Agreement

All dissertations must be accompanied by a ProQuest Publishing Agreement form.

  1. Read the Forms & Instructions for Paper Submission of your Doctoral Dissertation or Master’s Thesis.
  2. Under this year’s Agreement Forms (United States), select this year’s ProQuest Dissertation Paper Submission Agreement or another option, as appropriate.
  3. Complete and sign the ProQuest Publishing Agreement (p. 3-4).
  4. Complete the Dissertation/Master’s Thesis Submission Form (p. 5). A copy of the title page and abstract of your dissertation or thesis must accompany this form.
  5. If you are submitting a dissertation or thesis to be copyrighted, complete and sign the Copyright Registration Form (p. 6) and pay an extra charge (determined by UMI). Make out a check payable to “ProQuest LLC” and give it, along with the ProQuest Publishing Agreement and your dissertation or thesis, to the Library employee (PML 341).

Embargo of Theses or Dissertations

Sometimes it is necessary to embargo theses or dissertations for various lengths of time. The embargo request is initiated by the student and requires the completion of a form (see the Graduate School). If an embargo is requested, complete all the steps outlined above: sign the ProQuest Publishing Agreement form; make the payment to the Comptroller; and then submit the manila envelopes to the Graduate School.