See the appropriate document-type checklist below (Doctoral Dissertations or Master's Theses) for the list of required submission components.
The Graduate School editor will review all submission components in the order in which they are received, and will contact the student at their Notre Dame email address if the editor has questions or identifies problems with any submitted materials.
The Graduate School cannot confer your degree until your thesis/dissertation has been submitted and accepted.
Please consult your department or faculty advisor to determine whether you should defend your thesis/dissertation before submitting it to the Graduate School. Use the thesis/dissertation formatting guide and sample below to prepare your thesis/dissertation to meet formatting requirements.
However, even without registering the thesis/dissertation with the federal copyright office, the copyright notice on the page following the title page is sufficient to effect a copyright for the author.
You may also order bound hard copies of your thesis/dissertation through Pro Quest/UMI.Prior to electronic archival, most hard copy dissertations only received a few library requests each semester.Now, Binghamton University's theses and dissertations are downloaded electronically hundreds of times each year.The thesis processing fee is , and the dissertation processing fee is 0.The Graduate School will review your thesis/dissertation and will notify you via email if your submission has been accepted or if your submission requires formatting revisions.The formal review, approval, cataloging, and microfilming processes take time, so it may be several weeks before the dissertation or thesis becomes available in the University library system or on the UMI/Pro Quest website.Students who submit early in the semester and plan to begin a new job shortly after submission can request a Letter of Completion for their employer.Payment of the Thesis/Dissertation Processing Fee is available upon successful submission of the Graduate Application for Degree (GAFD).Once the GAFD is submitted, the link to submit payment will be available on the confirmation page and in a confirmation email. The processing fees cover electronic submission; indexing and abstract services; microfilming and archiving; and digital storage and access.It is the student's responsibility to ensure compliance with formatting guidelines.All checklist items for the listed submission type are required unless specified as “optional.” Note: This checklist assumes you have already defended the dissertation and received the results of a preliminary formatting check.