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In order to help graduate students successfully submit their thesis or dissertation to Langsdale, we have prepared a checklist of the steps you must take to submit your thesis or dissertation, including a number of steps that you must take before arriving at Langsdale with your print copy. We highly recommend all graduate students review this checklist and contact us if you have any questions. Student must submit their thesis or dissertation electronically and fill out the Binding and Verification forms before their print copies can be accepted.

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

Submitting Your Thesis or Dissertation to UB's Knowledge Works and Digital Dissertations
Langsdale Library supports an open-access institutional repository called  KnowledgeWorks@UB , which allows students and faculty to publish their scholarly and creative works for other researchers to access.  Students are required to submit a digital 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 to let you know you are approved and ready to submit. You may then submit your work using our submission guidelines, which will help you navigate the interface and submission process.

All doctoral candidates and some master’s students are required to submit an electronic copy of their thesis or dissertation to ProQuest/UMI Digital Dissertations. 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.

Submitting Your Print Thesis or Dissertation to Langsdale Library
The University requires students to provide Langsdale Library with one print copy of all master's theses and doctoral dissertations that will be bound and kept in the Library’s collection.

The Library’s copy must include a sign-off page with the original signatures of the student’s thesis or dissertation committee. The Library’s copy must be submitted on acid-free paper (often called “dissertation or thesis paper”) for preservation purposes.  Please ensure your print copy is formatted to our specifications, as outlined on the Thesis/Dissertation Binding Request Form. Materials are generally sent to the bindery once a year, in September or October. The binding process takes approximately four weeks.

Langsdale Library provides for the cost of binding the Langsdale copy. Students may also have additional copies bound at $10 per copy. Langsdale accepts payment by cash or checks made payable to “University of Baltimore.”

To ensure a staff member will be available to receive the thesis/dissertation, required forms and payment, students should make an appointment by emailing Debbie Li at or calling (410) 837-4246. Please fill out both Thesis/Dissertation Binding Request Form and the Thesis/Dissertation Verification Form. A library staff member will sign and return the Verification form, which can be given to your thesis/dissertation director.  

For more information, you may contact Debbie Li, 410-837-4246, during regular business hours.