Updated March 18, 2020: As part of continuity planning related to COVID-19, and to minimize the impact on students planning dissertation defenses, we have made the following modifications to our policies and procedures:
Until further notice we are removing the current Graduate School restrictions that require students and committee members be physically present at the defense and that the defense be open to the public.
We are temporarily modifying some of our standard policies and procedures regarding form submission and required signatures - visit this page for details.
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 or paper, rather than a formal thesis, should refer to their departments for guidelines and need not adhere to the Graduate School's requirements for submission and format.
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
We are unable to offer in-person editing assistance. You can contact the Graduate School 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 Graduate School at 541-346-5129.
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.
B & J Bookbinding in Corvallis, Oregon, is a local small business that offers traditional hard cover bookbinding. This company requires you to deliver printed hard copies of your manuscript, so you should factor that in to your costs.
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.