Electronic Thesis and Dissertation
As of spring quarter 2008, all theses and dissertations must be submitted electronically to ProQuest (UMI) unless an exemption is granted using the “opt out” procedure. ProQuest/UMI is widely known and respected as the main searchable database for scholarly work; the University of Denver strongly encourages students to submit their dissertations and theses to ProQuest.
If the student and the dissertation/thesis chair believe submitting the work to ProQuest will create serious ethical, publishing or other issues, the student should request an exception to this process by submitting an academic exception to the Vice Provost for Research and Graduate Education that explains the concerns.
The electronic submission instructions can be found on the Graduate Oral Defense Information web page.
Faculty should review the instructions before advising a student about submitting the thesis or dissertation.