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Dissertations and Theses

The School of Graduate Studies and the School of Medicine (Honors in Research) utilize ProQuest for publishing dissertations and theses. If you are a student, you can create or continue your submission of your dissertation or thesis with ProQuest online by clicking one of the options below:


  • Publishing of MCW dissertations and theses is at no cost to the student when selecting traditional publishing.
  • There is cost to optional additions such as having ProQuest file for copyright on your behalf, Open Access Publishing, and ordering bound copies of your work.
  • For more information, reference the Publishing Guides and Bound Copies sections.

Publishing Guides

ProQuest Submission

Delayed Release of Your Work (Embargo)


Bound Copies

Purchase a Bound Copy

  • Graduate School graduates will receive two bound 8 ½ x 11 hardcover double sided color copies of their dissertation/thesis. These copies are funded and shipped to the Graduate School 6-8 weeks after student dissertation/thesis ProQuest submission. The Graduate School will arrange dissemination of these copies to the student.
  • Students have the option to purchase bound copies of their thesis or dissertation through ProQuest with their submission.
  • After the thesis or dissertation is published, others can order bound copies online here.

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