Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The UCI Libraries provides formatting and submission support for graduate theses and dissertations. Theses and dissertations may be submitted electronically (via ProQuest), or on paper. Electronic submission best serves the majority of our graduate students and is highly encouraged.

If you have questions about formatting or the submission process, read through the FAQs or email gradthesis@uci.edu. If you have questions or concerns that do not relate to the formatting of your manuscript, please contact Graduate Division

 

The filing deadline for a Winter 2023 degree is 5:00 pm on 
Friday, March 17, 2023.

 

The Formatting Manual

Please consult the UCI Thesis and Dissertation Formatting Manual when writing your manuscript. In addition to providing detailed information about proper formatting, the manual details the submission process and provides sample pages and templates.

Read the Formatting Manual

 

Pre-Submission (Formatting) Critiques

Pre-submission critiques are available to all graduate students who would like the formatting of their manuscript looked at before final submission. You may request a pre-submission critique on a working draft of your thesis. 

Request a Pre-submission Critique

 

As you approach the filing deadline, the availability of formatting critiques changes as follows:

up to March 10, 2023

  • Upload your thesis to the Pre-Submission Request form for a full formatting review; OR
  • If you have passed your defense: submit to ProQuest and receive a full formatting review

DEADLINE WEEK:

Mar 13 to Mar 17

  • Submit to ProQuest after you have passed your defense 
    • March 13 through March 15 at 5:00pm: You will receive a formatting review via Proquest.
    • March 15 at 5:01pm through March 17 at 5:00pm: Your manuscript will be accepted in Proquest as-is without review (within 48 hours of filing deadline).

 

It may take up to 2 business days (M-F, excluding holidays) to receive a response to your question, critique, or ProQuest submission - especially during high-volume times in the quarter.  

Please plan accordingly; we respond to questions as they come in and cannot rush or expedite any reviews. 

 

Video Tutorials/Workshop Recordings

 

Thesis Formatting Overview (5 min video)

Topics covered: Pre-submission critiques, Overview of the Formatting Manual, Resources for further assistance

 

 

ProQuest submission process (7 min video)

Overview of what the thesis/dissertation submission process looks like in Proquest, addressing commonly asked questions about specific fields.

 

 

Workshop Recording (Spring 2022 workshop)

1 hour workshop video

 

If you have any questions, please email gradthesis@uci.edu.