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 email@example.com. If you have questions or concerns that do not relate to the formatting of your manuscript, please contact Graduate Division.
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.
Each quarter, UCI Libraries and Graduate Division co-host hour-long workshops to explain the requirements for submitting theses/dissertations and final paperwork. Workshop is strongly encouraged.
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Thursday, January 23, 2020
Tuesday, April 07, 2020
Tuesday, May 05, 2020
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Thursday, February 13, 2020
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
*Workshop attendance is first come, first served basis while seats are available.
Pre-submission critiques are available to all graduate students up to one week before each quarter's filing deadline. To receive a pre-submission critique you can:
- email firstname.lastname@example.org (you can send us a PDF of your manuscript, request a 15-minute in-person formatting consultation, or ask us a question), or
- upload your manuscript PDF or ask us a question using this form.
Please note: It may take up to 48 business hours to receive a response to your question, especially during high-volume times in the quarter (Weeks 7-10). Please plan accordingly; we respond to questions as they come in and cannot rush or expedite any reviews. We cannot accommodate drop-in, in-person reviews.