Doctoral Dissertations & Master's Theses

Graduate students who will be submitting a dissertation or research master’s thesis should familiarize themselves with the Graduate School’s formatting requirements and deadlines for submission. Regulations for the appointment of a research director, topic approval, the committee formation, exam and defense arrangements, and more are available in the Graduate Bulletin of Information.

If you have questions regarding the formatting or submission of your dissertation or thesis, need to submit a formatting check or documentation, or have questions related to a past dissertation or thesis, please contact the Graduate School’s dissertation editor via the following methods: 

Laura Patzschke
The Graduate School
117 Bond Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556


For further details, please refer to the following pages:


Post-Submission Resources

To request a letter of degree completion, refer to the instructions on the Active Student Registration & Student Records page.

Students may order printed and bound copies of the dissertation or thesis through an outside vendor after the document is approved by the Graduate School. For more information, please consult the Author Resources page.

Alumni who have questions about their formal dissertation or thesis record on CurateND or the ProQuest catalog, or who want to change the availability of their dissertation or thesis PDF, should contact the Graduate School editor at for assistance. 

Alumni are encouraged to contact the Graduate School editor at with any book publication information.  This information will be included on their CurateND record and will direct patrons to their published work.