Please note: the deadline for applying to graduate in Spring 2020 via the my.UChicago portal has been adjusted to the end of the day Monday, April 13.
Late applications will be accepted starting Tuesday, April 14.

Dissertation Policy

Doctoral dissertations are original contributions to scholarship. As a condition for receipt of the doctorate, all students are required to execute a publication agreement with ProQuest UMI Dissertation Publishing granting ProQuest non-exclusive rights to reproduce, distribute, and sell their dissertations. If a dissertation includes copyrighted material beyond fair use, the author must obtain permission from the holder of the copyright.

All dissertations must follow the instructions provided in the University-Wide Requirements for the Ph.D. Dissertation, available from the Dissertation Office on the first floor of the Joseph Regenstein Library.

More information on dissertation requirements can be found within the student manual.

Dissertation Office

The Dissertation Office provides information on the University’s dissertation policies.  The Dissertation Office helps students understand dissertation formatting and publication requirements, and assists with the submission process.  The office supports the graduate program administrators as they manage dissertation submissions and departmental approval, and they coordinate dissertation publishing and embargoes with ProQuest.

Dissertation Fee

To access more information about your dissertation fees, please refer to the Dissertation Office.