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Detail from Sculling on the Potomac by J. Love, 1888. From the University Art CollectionBooth Family Center for Special Collections

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Theses and Dissertations

The Library provides information on submitting your thesis or dissertation in three different ways:

  1. The pages below provide information on University policies, submission procedures, and copyright for your electronic thesis or dissertation (ETD).
  2. The Library offers information sessions for thesis and dissertation authors every semester, as advertised through the Library and Graduate School. 
  3. The Library has an eight-part video series, ETDs: Understand Your Options Before Clicking Submit.


Your Options When Submitting Your Thesis or Dissertation

ProQuest Submission Information

Publishing Your Dissertation

Finding Theses and Dissertations

  • DigitalGeorgetown - electronic copies of Georgetown theses and dissertations, 2007-present
  • WRLC - request print copies of Georgetown theses and dissertations from our off-campus storage center; use HoyaSearch to get a complete citation and call number
  • ProQuest Dissertations & Theses - database with abstracts of theses and dissertations from North American and European universities, many with full text available
  • Dissertations and Theses LibGuide - links to additional sources for locating theses and dissertations


  • Submitting your thesis or dissertation to the Graduate School - contact the Assistant Director of Academic Affairs in the Graduate Student Services office
  • DigitalGeorgetown - contact
  • Copyright or revising your thesis or dissertation for publication - contact Meg Oakley, Director, Copyright & Scholarly Communication