Theses and Dissertations

The University Archives maintains copies of senior honor theses, PhD dissertations and a small number of master's theses.

Senior Honors Theses

The University Archives has a fairly complete collection of senior honors theses. All theses can be found in the library catalog, OneSearch, through a title, author or subject search. To search for theses by department, enter "Brandeis University senior honors theses dept of [department name]" in an author or keyword search.

Inter-Library Loan Policy

Senior honors theses collected in print are housed in the University Archives. Like all items in the Archives, these senior theses do not circulate and cannot be borrowed by other libraries.

Limited copying is available. Small portions of a senior thesis may be copied without the author's permission. Copies cost 20 cents per page for members of the Brandeis community and Boston Library Consortium institutions, and 25 cents per page for other patrons.

A senior honors thesis may be photocopied in full if the University Archives has the author's written permission to do so. To facilitate this process, the University Archives has created a release form for all thesis authors to complete and sign, granting others permission to reproduce their work for research purposes. We ask that departmental administrators distribute these release forms to all graduating seniors who want to submit a print copy of their thesis, and to ensure that the completed release forms accompany theses when they are submitted to departments for review, and then transferred to the University Archives for permanent housing.

PhD Dissertations

Print copies of PhD dissertations are in the library's general circulating collection. The University Archives has microfilm copies of these dissertations. All dissertations can be found in the library catalog, OneSearch, through a title, author or subject search. To search for dissertations by department, enter "Brandeis University theses dept of [department name]" in an author or keyword search.

Master's Theses

The University Archives has a small number of print copies of master's theses. All theses can be found in the library catalog OneSearch through a title, author or subject search. To search for theses by department, enter "Brandeis University theses dept of [department name]" in an author or keyword search. Master's theses (2008- ) are now available in electronic format (with downloadable full text) via the Brandeis Institutional Repository Master's Theses Collection.