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 Summer 2022 degree is 5:00 pm on Wednesday, September 7, 2022.


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 Critiques

Pre-submission critiques are available to all graduate students who would like the formatting of their manuscript looked at before final submission. How to request a critique depends on proximity to the filing deadline:


Now - August 31, 2022

  • Email PDF of your manuscript to gradthesis@uci.edu, OR
  • Submit to ProQuest and receive a full formatting review


(Plan around Labor Day!)

  • Submit to ProQuest 
    • Sept 1, 2: You will receive a formatting review via Proquest.
    • Sept 3 through Sept 5 at 5:00pm: Theses submitted during these days will be reviewed on Sept 6.
    • Sept 5 at 5:01pm through Sept 7 at 5:00pm: Your manuscript will be accepted in Proquest as-is without review.


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. 


The recording and materials from the May 9, 2022 workshop are available below:


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