Thesis/Dissertation Information

Forms for Theses and Dissertations

For Faculty and Staff only


The following are the deadlines through Spring 2015:

Spring 2014: April 25, 2014

Summer 2014: August 12, 2014

Fall 2014: December 5, 2014

Spring 2015: April 24, 2015

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 School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies prior to the final copy being submitted. Call (502)852-6495 or email to set up an appointment to have your thesis/dissertation reviewed.

Electronic Submission of Thesis or Dissertation

The following steps must be taken to submit the final copy of your Thesis or Dissertation electronically:

  1. Document must be converted to a PDF document.
  2. Complete the Electronic Thesis or Dissertation Submission Form.
  3. The signature page within the electronic version must have the names of your committee members typed under the signature line; the signatures cannot be scanned into the document.
  4. Submit a signed signature page on white paper, with original signatures, to the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies, attention Courtney Kerr.
  5. Submit the completed form (Nonexclusive License form - pdf). This form was provided after the review from the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies.

If you have further questions or concerns, feel free to contact Courtney Kerr, Coordinator of Academic Services at (502) 852-6495 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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