Academic Services

Filing Your Thesis, Dissertation, or DMA Supporting Document

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Congratulations on nearing completion of your advanced degree at UCSB!


​The minimum requirements to meet a filing deadline are:

1) Electronically file your thesis/dissertation/DMA supporting document with ProQuest by the deadline.

2) Submit your original signature page ("wet" signatures) to the UCSB Graduate Division by the deadline.

Download the Filing Checklist for more details, and please email gradacademics@graddiv.ucsb.edu​ with any questions.​​​​

We also suggest that you read the Step-by-Step-FILING-TUTORIAL PDF
 

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Formatting Resources

Formatting Quick Guide - The basics

Formatting Overview 
A video overview of the formatting requirements

Guide to Formatting & Filing Theses & Dissertations  
The full Policy, procedures, and requirements for formatting and filing

Templates*

Master's Thesis
PhD Dissertation Word | LaTex
Joint Doctoral Dissertation
Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)

* Please note: We cannot guarantee that using the templates will produce an acceptable document as editing documents can inadvertently change the format. You can always print out parts of your document for an adviser at the UCSB Graduate Division office to check prior to e-filing. 

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E-Filing Resources

Deadlines

ProQuest
This is where you electronically file your Thesis/Dissertation/DMA Supporting Document

Step-by-Step-FILING-TUTORIAL PDF

Filing Checklist
This is a helpful list of final requirements to complete the filing process

E-Filing on Proquest Instructional Video
A screen-capture video with step-by-step instructions for filing with ProQuest

ProQuest Publishing Guides


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Degree Awarding Resources

Exit Surveys
These are required for doctoral students. 
Survey of Earned Doctorates (Optional to include last 4 digits of SSN)
UCSB Doctoral Exit Survey FAQ


Diplomas and TranscriptsLinks to information from the Office of the Registrar

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Copyright Resources

UCSB Publishing Agreement 
UCSB dissemination options and policy on delaying release (embargo) of your thesis, dissertation or support document

Delayed Release/Embargo of Your Electronic Thesis/Dissertation/DMA Supporting Documents (ETD)

Copyright, Coauthorship, and Reprint Permissions 
A PDF guide to UCSB's policies