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Theses and Dissertations: Submitting Your Dissertation

Dissertation Requirements

Dissertation Requirements (Revised for the COVID-19 Period)

Great news! Starting Spring 2021, the dissertation digitization fee has been waived as the Library submits the theses electronically to the ProQuest thesis and dissertation publishing service.

Please start the submission process early. It takes time to review your submission. Obtaining the signatures of your Committee Chair and members is essential. 

Please check your email after you submit your thesis or dissertation to until you receive a confirmation that your submission is complete. 

Doctoral candidates must meet their departmental dissertation requirements in order to receive their degree. Candidates do not need to pay the Bursar for dissertation digitization anymore. Optionally, additional payments are required for copyright registration, open access publishing, and bound thesis copies via the ProQuest forms and instruction packet. Please note that a copy of bound dissertation is required by the Psychology Department for its collection.

PART One -- Submission and Digitization

You must submit the following electronically to the Library's designated email account:

A) The final PDF copy of your dissertation with a Title page that contains required names but no signatures from the department

B) Separate Title page with required signatures from the department; signatures can be electronic if needed

C) One extra PDF copy of the Abstract

D) The required forms with the student's signatures (see Part Two)

Note: Ensure the copy you submit is of high quality, with crisp, dark black characters for the best scanned copy.

Part Two -- Dissertation Forms

Part Three -- Bound Copies

ProQuest provides an option to order bound copies of your dissertation. Students may also find other vendors that can provide bound copies of the dissertation.

*Candidates for the Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology must order a bound copy and ship it to Psychology Department. Choose 1 bound copy (hardbound 8 1/2 x 11). Please indicate on ProQuest's Copy Order Form that one copy is to be shipped to the Psychology Department: Psychology Department, LIU Brooklyn Campus, Long Island University, 1 University Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11201. 

**All Doctoral candidates: If a student wants to receive personal copy/copies of the dissertation through ProQuest, please wait until the dissertation has been digitized and published via a link from ProQuest.