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. 

Please email with any questions.

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



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. 

E-Filing Resources



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


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

ProQuest Publishing Guides

E-Filing Video Tutorial

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

Thesis/dissertation filing and the awarding of your degree

Diplomas and Transcripts 
Links to information from the Office of the Registrar


Per University policy, copyright ownership of theses or dissertations authored by University students resides with such students.  

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