The Dissertation Guide: Key Information


Dissertation Timeline and Semester Registration

Formatting Guidelines and Checklist

  • What You Need to Know and Do
  • Pages and Documents Which Must be Included in Your Dissertation
  • Order of Prefatory Materials, Text, and Respective Pagination
  • Margins and Fonts
  • Spacing and Single-Sided Printing
  • Charts, Graphs, Tables, and Photographs
  • Acceptable File Formats
  • Checklist

Dissertation Templates

  • Title Page
  • Signature Page
  • Signature Page (for online submission)
  • Copyright Page 
  • Abstract

Forms/Survey/LaTeX Program

  • Dissertation Examining Committee Form
  • Survey of Earned Doctorates (required for degree completion)
  • Survey Information
  • GSAS Ph.D. Exit Survey (will be posted soon)
  • LaTex Manual
  • brandeis-dissertation.tar.gz: for Unix (includes some support files)

Supplemental Information

Publishing Your Dissertation

  • Overview and Publication Information
  • Publishing an ETD
  • The Publishing Agreement Form
  • Copyright and Intellectual Property Issues
  • UMI Information to Users
  • Submitting to the Open Access BIR
  • Publishing Options: Traditional v. Open Access Publishing

Online Submission of Your Dissertation to ProQuest

  • Advantages of Online Submission
  • Print and Electronic Access to Dissertation in Electronic Format
  • UMI/Proquest Submission Guidelines 

Online Submission of Your Dissertation to the BIR

  • Advantage of Online Submission
  • Print and Electronic Access to Dissertations in the BIR
  • Library and Technology Services
  • Submitting Dissertations in Digital Format