If your thesis or dissertation includes any research conducted as part of an active grant-funded project, discuss the embargo option with the project’s principal investigator.
Multiple authorship has implications with respect to copyright and public release of the material.
A student may not select embargoed status in lieu of obtaining appropriate copyright permissions.
A dissertation, in its entirety, will be governed by only one level of distribution at any given time; the work may not be subdivided with sections disseminated under differing levels of distribution.
Before submission of the dissertation, students should be sure that their department has documented any changes in the composition of the reading committee, and that any relevant milestones have been completed in our system.
If you have any questions about the status of your milestones, please see the student services officer in your department.
The “Doctoral Dissertation Agreement Form” authorizes publication of the dissertation and the abstract by Proquest.
Through micropublication, the dissertation becomes readily available to the research community in microfilm or electronic format.
The deadline is set as late in the quarter as is possible, providing the time necessary for review of the dissertation and final degree requirements by the Registrar’s Office and the department.
Students are strongly encouraged to submit their dissertations at least two weeks prior to this deadline to insure that all requirements can be met in time for the conferral of the degree.