For matters of policy and procedure, please see the degree requirements listed in the Bulletin of Information.
The formatting checklist, guides, and template resources for both LaTeX and MS Word are available through the Graduate School’s Box account (see below). You may need to activate your Box account before you can access these files.
In addition, the Graduate School offers free, one-session training classes on using Microsoft Word styles and templates to simplify thesis and dissertation formatting. To register for a class, log in to http://endeavor.nd.edu. Click on the “Go” button, choose “Learning,” and then look for “Word 2010: Preparing Your Dissertation” in the Course Catalog.
[If you do not see the embedded window above, you may click this link to access the Formatting Resources directory on Box.]
For students who plan to use MS Word to write their document, the Graduate School offers a free, single-session formatting class, Preparing Your Dissertation (download the class documentation from OIT Training), several times each semester. We encourage you to take this class as early as possible if you will be using Word to write your dissertation or thesis. To register for the hands-on workshop, log in to Endeavor and search for the class name in the Learning catalog.
Unfortunately, we are not yet able to offer classes for LaTeX users.
- Dissertation and thesis forms and submission checklist
- Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD) Website
See the dissertation and thesis forms listed above for the respective ProQuest Microfilming Forms.
- Guide 1: Preparing Your Manuscript for Submission to ProQuest/UMI
- Guide 2: Subject Categories
- Guide 3: Supplementary Digital Materials Guide
- Guide 4: Open Access versus Traditional Publishing
- Guide 5: Copyright Guide
- Guide 6: Copyright Law and Graduate Research: New Media, New Rights, and Your New Dissertation
- Guide 7: Sample Permission Letter
Binding Personal Copies
The Graduate School does not accept personal copies of dissertations or theses for binding. Please refer to the PDF Personal Copies: Using Library Bindings as a Guide for information contacting an independent bindery.