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 2024 - April 26, 2024

    Summer 2024 - August 9, 2024

    Fall 2024 - November 29, 2024

    Spring 2025 - April 25, 2025

     Guide to the Preparation of Theses and Dissertations

    Guidelines for the Preparation and Processing of Theses and Dissertations

    The final copy of your thesis or dissertation/Ed.D. Capstone Project must be turned into the Graduate School. (Note:  you must contact Courtney Kerr at or (502) 852- 6497 to have your dissertation/Ed.D. Capstone Project reviewed prior to this deadline).

    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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    U.S. Government Copyright Office

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    Copyright Management Center

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