Thesis/Dissertation Information


Forms for Theses and Dissertations 


The deadlines have been set for students to submit the final copy of their thesis/Ed.D. capstone project/dissertation:

Spring 2020 - April 24, 2020

Summer 2020 - August 11, 2020

Fall 2020 - November 30, 2020

Spring 2021 - April 30, 2021

Summer 2021 - August 10, 2021

Fall 2021 - December 3, 2021

Spring 2022 - April 29, 2022

 Guide to the Preparation of Theses and Dissertations

Guidelines for the Preparation and Processing of Theses and Dissertations

All theses/dissertations must be reviewed by the Graduate School prior to the final copy being submitted. Call (502)852-6497 or email to set up an appointment to have your thesis/Ed.D. capstone project/dissertation reviewed.

Electronic Submission of Thesis, Ed.D. Capstone Project or Dissertation

Once the thesis, Ed.D. capstone project or dissertation has been reviewed students will receive a Memo with instructions advising how to submit the final copy of your Thesis, Ed.D. Capstone Project or Dissertation electronically.  Prior to submitting the final copy you should contact Courtney Kerr, Coordinator of Academic Services to review the Thesis, Ed.D. Capstone Project or Dissertation for adherence to the guidelines prior to submitting the final copy.

If you have further questions or concerns, feel free to contact Courtney Kerr, Coordinator of Academic Services at (502) 852-6497 or by email.

Thesis or Dissertation Bindery Options

The HF Group
1010 North Sycamore Street
North Manchester, IN  46962
Phone:  (800) 334-3628

655 Driving Park Avenue
Rochester, NY  14613  
Phone:  (585) 458-2101
Self-Publishing Blog:

Roullet Bookbinders, Inc.
2800 Monticello Avenue
Norfolk, VA  23504
Phone:  (757)623-4244

  • Please note:  This information is provided for the convenience of students; the University of Louisville does not endorse or recommend any of the businesses listed above.  Students are free to choose binderies which are not included in the list.
  • If students plan to bind their Thesis or Dissertation, it is recommended to print the signature page on 25% cotton paper (white).

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Copyright Management Center

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