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Office of Graduate Education


Submitting Your Thesis

In this section

Doctoral thesis submission dates
For Aug 2015 7/24/2015
For Dec 2015 12/04/2015
For May 2016 4/22/2016
For Aug 2016 7/22/2016
Master's thesis submission dates
For Aug 2015 7/10/2015
For Dec 2015 11/23/2015
For May 2016 4/08/2016
For Aug 2016 7/8/2016

Rensselaer’s Office of Graduate Education (OGE) and the Rensselaer Libraries have transitioned to an electronic-only submission process for theses and dissertations for all graduate students. This process now streamlines many of the former paper submission steps including being eco- and student-friendly!

Submission site: You will submit the electronic copy of your thesis online through UMI ETD Administrator.

No paper submission: Students are no longer required to submit a paper copy of their thesis/dissertation to OGE. Supporting documents and forms are required, however, and should be submitted to our Office. Please refer to the Dissertation/Thesis Check List for required forms that must be brought to OGE before you can upload your thesis for the final phase of the review/approval process.

Fees, payable by credit or debit card: You will need to use a credit or debit card to pay $27 directly to UMI as part of the UMI ETD Administrator submission process. This $27 fee covers the cost of ProQuest/UMI supplying a bound paper copy of your thesis to the Rensselaer Libraries for preservation. Additional copies for personal use may also be purchased through Proquest/UMI

Please access the Preparation Guide for Dissertations and Theses for thesis guidelines and requirements. OGE’s Submission Tips and Techniques (presentation slides) OR the Submission Tips and Techniques – Live Recording will aid you during this process as well.

Students are encouraged to make an appointment with our Office to conduct a preliminary review of their thesis/dissertation before final submission. Requests should be made before a student defends and includes the Citation Style used. For questions and/or more information, please contact the Office of Graduate Education at 518.276.6488.