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Guidelines for Preparing your Thesis or Dissertation

This thesis template can assist you in preparing your thesis or dissertation for publication.  You may also wish to consult the Master's Thesis and Doctoral Dissertation Guidelines from the Office of Graduate Studies at San Jose State University.

Before finalizing your thesis or dissertation, discuss the formatting with your adviser or program director to ensure you are in accordance with program standards.

Submitting Your Thesis or Dissertation to Langsdale Library

The University requires students to provide Langsdale Library with one copy of all master's theses and doctoral dissertations to be bound and maintained for student and faculty use. Students are also required to submit an electronic copy to Langsdale's open access institutional repository, KnowledgeWorks@UB (see instructions below).

The print copy must include a sign-off page with the original signatures of the student’s thesis or dissertation committee members to be considered an official copy. The Library copy must be submitted on acid-free paper (sometimes labeled “dissertation or thesis paper”) for preservation purposes.  For formatting guidelines, see the second page of the Thesis/Dissertation Binding Request Form.  Langsdale Library provides for the cost of binding the  Langsdale copy. If students would like additional copies bound, the charge is $10 per copy. Langsdale accepts payment by credit card, cash, or check, payable to “University of Baltimore.” Payments for additional copies must be submitted in advance.

Students should deliver copies of their theses or dissertations to Langsdale Library, Room 322, Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Please fill out the Thesis/Dissertation Binding Request Form, and bring it with you. Materials are generally sent to the bindery once a year, in June or July. The binding process takes approximately four weeks.

Students submitting a thesis or dissertation must also complete the student section of the Thesis/Dissertation Verification Form and submit it to Langsdale with the print copies of their dissertation. A library staff member will sign the form, which should then be given to the student’s thesis/dissertation director. 

Submitting Your Thesis or Dissertation to UB's Knowledge Works and Digital Dissertations

Langsdale Library supports an open-access institutional repository called KnowledgeWorks@UB , that allows students and faculty to publish their scholarly and creative works for other researchers to access.  Students are required to submit an electronic copy of their thesis or dissertation in KnowledgeWorks.  To submit your thesis, please register in the system, and a KnowledgeWorks team member will contact you with instructions on how to upload your thesis/dissertation.

Doctoral candidates and some master’s students are required to submit an electronic copy of their thesis or dissertation to ProQuest/UMI Digital Dissertations in addition to submitting their print copies to Langsdale Library. This places the thesis or dissertation in a national, searchable database for other researchers to use and cite. Instructions for authors are here. Submit your completed thesis or dissertation here.

For more information, you may contact Maggie Dull, 410-837-4209, during regular business hours.