Thesis and Dissertation

Your doctoral dissertation or master’s thesis is a scholarly publication reflecting the results of your research and academic pursuits at the University of Oregon.

Master's students completing a terminal project, capstone, final paper, or other types of non-thesis culminating projects should refer to their departments for guidelines and need not adhere to the Division of Graduate Studies' requirements for submission and format. Not sure whether you're completing a thesis or a project? Find more information here. 

Your electronic thesis or dissertation (ETD) will be made available to the public in Scholars’ Bank, UO’s open access repository for the intellectual work of faculty, students, and staff. All dissertations are also published by ProQuest.

Thesis and Dissertation Policies and Procedures

Additional Resources

  • 1-to-1 Coaching Sessions for Students in Their Last Year of Dissertation AY 2022-23

    Alexa is an editor, writer, and instructor specializing in graduate-level academic writing and research. She currently edits dissertations and teaches doctoral students in the Educational Leadership department at the Graduate School of Education and Counseling, Lewis & Clark College. She has over 15 years of experience as an editor and has edited numerous academic books, peer-reviewed articles, dissertations, and master’s theses for publication. Many UO doctoral students have worked with her to develop their dissertations. The Division of Graduate Studies is sponsoring one (1-hr.) individual coaching session with Alexa to each student in their last year of dissertation. You can use this time to do big-picture problem-solving about writing issues you’re facing in your dissertation or to look at a section in detail. To schedule, email and list 3 good 1-hr. times for you within Alexa’s generally available times: M, T, F 11–3 or Th, F 3–7 (please exclude next-day options). She will write you back directly to coordinate.

  • Getting Ready to Graduate with a Thesis or Dissertation: 

  • Thesis and Dissertation Research and Organization Strategies (Video)

  • Academic Writing Tips (Video)

  • Research Ethics and Compliance

  • Resources for LaTeX Users

We are unable to offer in-person editing assistance. You can contact the Division of Graduate Studies to ask formatting questions and/or arrange preliminary electronic review—subject to staff availability—of drafts of your document after you have formatted it to meet the style guidelines.

For other questions, please contact the Division of Graduate Studies at 541-346-5129 or

Ordering Printed Copies of Your Thesis or Dissertation

If you would like to purchase printed copies of your thesis or dissertation, you may order bound copies through ProQuest (Order copies page), or you may order copies on your own through other outlets.

Other online options, such as Thesis on Demand, allow you to upload your manuscript as a PDF and order copies online.

In any case, the student is responsible for investigating the costs and quality of the chosen vendor. The university does not endorse or recommend any specific printing service.