Theses and Dissertations

Submitting Theses and Dissertations

The University requires graduate students to submit their thesis or dissertation electronically directly to ProQuest/UMI Dissertation Publishing (PLEASE SELECT THE APPROPRIATE SITE):

  • For NEU College of Arts, Media and Design;
    College of Science; and
    College of Social Sciences and Humanities ETD Submissions please go to the following link:
  • For NEU BouvĂ© College of Health Sciences ETD Submissions please go to the following link:
  • For NEU College of Computer and Information Science ETD Submissions please go to the following link:
  • For NEU College of Engineering ETD Submissions please go to the following link:
  • For NEU College of Professional Studies ETD Submissions please go to the following link:

After the thesis or dissertation is submitted electronically, it will be cataloged in NUCAT and made available in both ProQuest and IRis, the Northeastern University Libraries Institutional Repository, for research purposes.

Departments and graduate schools maintain their own individual requirements for the preparation and submission of theses and dissertations. Students should contact their department or graduate school for specific information. Guidebooks for the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and the Graduate School of Engineering are available online.

Searching and Viewing Theses and Dissertations

Full texts of Northeastern University dissertations and theses from 2008 until present are electronically available through Current Research @NU (available to registered NU users only), and IRis (available to all users).

Master's theses and Ph.D. dissertations are cataloged and searchable in NUCat. Catalog records for dissertations from 2008 until present include links to electronic copies of dissertations in IRis.

Hard copies of theses and dissertations are located in the University Archives and Special Collections Department, 92 Snell Library. They can be viewed in the Archives' reading room during normal business hours, Monday through Friday, 8:30am-5pm. Theses and dissertations cannot be checked out. A scanning station is available in the reading room, so patrons may make partial copies of dissertations and theses at no cost.

Over 2 million dissertations from North American universities published after 1980 are available in Proquest Digital Dissertations (available to current NU faculty, staff and students only).

Registering and Ordering Theses and Dissertations

You may register your dissertation or thesis or order copies of others from UMI Dissertation Publishing, which publishes dissertations and theses, sells copies on demand, and maintains the definitive bibliographic record for over 1.5 million doctoral dissertations and master's theses.

To order bound copies of your dissertation, contact ACME Bookbinding Company, 100 Cambridge Street, Charlestown, MA (617.242.1100), or one of the larger photocopying businesses.