Your research, preserved for the world to see.
In order to help graduate students successfully submit their thesis or dissertation to the library, we have prepared a checklist of the steps you must take to submit your thesis or dissertation, including a number of steps that you must take before arriving at the library with your print copy. We highly recommend all graduate students review this checklist and contact us with any questions. You must submit your thesis or dissertation electronically and fill out the binding and verification forms before your print copies can be accepted.
Preparing your Thesis or Dissertation
Before finalizing your thesis or dissertation, discuss the formatting with your adviser or program director to ensure you are in accordance with program standards. This thesis template can assist you in preparing your thesis or dissertation for publication.
Once you have completed your thesis or dissertation, you will need to submit both a digital copy and a print copy to the library.
A. Submitting Your Thesis or Dissertation to UBalt's Knowledge Works and Digital Dissertations
Students are required to submit a digital copy of their thesis or dissertation to UBalt's KnowledgeWorks@UBalt , an open-access institutional repository which allows students and faculty to publish their scholarly and creative works for other researchers to access.
This is a two-step process:
1. To submit your thesis electronically, please register in the system, and a KnowledgeWorks team member will email you to let you know you are approved and ready to submit.
2. Once you are approved, you may then submit your work using our submission guidelines, which will help you navigate the interface and submission process.
In addition, all doctoral candidates and some master’s students are required to submit a digital copy of their thesis or dissertation to ProQuest/UMI Digital Dissertations. This places the thesis or dissertation in a national, searchable database for other researchers to use and cite. Submission guidelines for authors are here. Submit your completed thesis or dissertation here.
B. Submitting a Print Copy of Your Thesis or Dissertation to the Robert L. Bogomolny Library
Students are required to submit one print copy of all master's theses and doctoral dissertations that will be bound and kept in the library’s collection. The library will cover the cost of binding for this copy. **Additional copies can be submitted for binding at a cost of $20 each. If you want your personal copies mailed to you after binding, please add $3 to the cost of each copy. Payment will be accepted by cash or checks made payable to “University of Baltimore.” Please confirm with your program director to see if you need to have a print copy bound for your department.
1. Please ensure your print copy is formatted to our specifications, as outlined on the Thesis/Dissertation Binding Request Form.
2. The library’s copy must be submitted on acid-free 100% cotton paper (often called “dissertation or thesis paper”) for preservation purposes. Additional copies do not have to be printed on acid-free cotton paper.
3. The library’s copy must include a sign-off page with the original signatures of the student’s thesis or dissertation committee.
Materials are generally sent to the bindery once a year, in September or October. The binding process takes approximately four weeks.
(IMPORTANT: The digital copy should be uploaded BEFORE you submit your print copy for binding, otherwise you cannot get your verification form signed by Library staff.)
The Student Checklist can be found in the side bar, as well as quick links to the two forms and submission instructions.
To ensure a library staff member will be available to receive your thesis/dissertation, required forms and payment, please make an appointment by emailing Debbie Li at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (410) 837-4246. Please fill out both forms before coming to the library. A library staff member will sign the verification form, which you will give to your thesis/dissertation director.
For more information, you may contact Debbie Li, during regular business hours.
**Please note the cost for binding ADDITIONAL copies has increased to $20 per copy as of January 1, 2020. If the bound copy is to be mailed to the student, there is a mailing cost of $3 per copy.