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The Reference Department: Theses and Dissertations

Dissertation Requirements: As applicable, graduate students must meet the dissertation requirements in order to receive their degree.

Process for Dissertation

PART 1 -- Submission and Digitization Fee

Doctoral students must complete the form entitled Publishing Your Dissertation.
  1. Required Copy and Fees
  Student must bring the following into the LIU Library:
  A) One copy of the dissertation. Ensure that title page has all required signatures.
  B) An extra copy of the title page and abstract. All extra copies must also have original signatures. Extra copies are for UMI / ProQuest and must be stapled to the UMI form.
C) Receipt of Payment from the Bursar's Office for $65, paid for digitization of the dissertation.
2. Optional
  On M. Charlot's desk should be: the dissertation, UMI form, and payment receipt for digitizing the dissertation.
  All students submitting a dissertation must also complete the UMI / ProQuest Form. The student may choose to Copyright the dissertation for an additional $55. He/she may pay with money order, certified check, or credit card. Money orders or certified checks are made out to PQIL and stapled to the form. If the student provides a credit card number, he/she must write the number and expiration date on the form.
  3. Bursar Return
Student must pay the digitization fee, and, if they choose, pay the copyright fee separately. This means that the student will be making a separate payment for digitizing (paid to Bursar), and one for copyright registration (payable to UMI and stapled to the UMI form).
All of the above steps must be followed, and the form filled out completely, or the dissertation will not be accepted or processed.

PART 2 -- Process for Binding Dissertation

If a student wishes to biind a personal copy of his or her dissertation, the following procedure should be followed.
  1. Student must bring two copies of dissertation to the LIU Brooklyn Campus Library: one copy can be printed on regular printing paper for UMI / ProQuest for digitizing and the second copy needs to be on Acid-Free paper for binding.
2. The student must pay an additional $30 fee for each copy of the dissertation. Separate payment must be made to the Bursar's Office. Copy of the receipt must be returned to the Library. [Library sends copy of the dissertation to Ocher and Trapp.]
3. Make sure the title page has all original signatures.
4. Make sure the student leaves a phone number and forwarding address where extra bound copies may be sent.

PART 3 -- Dissertation Forms

Forms needed for submitting dissertation to the library:

Digitizing Dissertation Form (Required)

UMI ProQuest Dissertation Form (Required)

Pages to be printed: 4, 5, 6 [for Copyright], 8-11.

Binding Form (Optional)  
Created by M. Charlot 12/15
Long Island University Brooklyn Campus LIU Libraries