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Thesis and Dissertation Submission

Graduate students must meet the following thesis or dissertation submission requirements in order to receive their degrees.


UMI/ProQuest (often referred to as simply “ProQuest”) is a private company that has acted for more than 60 years as the publisher and distributor for the majority of theses and dissertations written in the United States. Published theses and dissertations are listed in the Dissertations & Theses Full Text database and work by LIU students also appears in Dissertations & Theses @ Long Island University. Online access to the available full text of theses and dissertations (including those written at LIU) is through paid institutional subscription. LIU students who choose to publish their work in open access form will see their work in a third database, PQDT Open. PQDT Open is freely available on the Internet.


As you go through the submission process, you will be asked to make several decisions regarding publishing, embargoes and copyright. It is important that you understand the ramifications of these selections. To make informed decisions, you, your faculty advisor, and your committee should be aware of the publication practices in your field of study.


Process for Submitting Thesis


Process for Submitting Dissertation


Thesis and Dissertation FAQs


For more information regarding the submission process, please contact: