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What are the format requirements for a Master's Thesis or Ph.D. Dissertation?

Special accommodations for remote dissertation submission due to COVID have been developed by the Office of the Graduate School and the Mudd Manuscript Library, those are detailed on the Submission Guidelines page.

The University Archives, located within the collections of the Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library, is the repository for Ph.D. dissertations and Master’s theses. The University Archives partners with ProQuest to publish and distribute Princeton University dissertations beyond the campus community.

Please visit the Master's Theses and Ph.D. Dissertations: Submission Guidelines page on our website for detailed information about how to prepare and submit your thesis or dissertation.

  • For detailed information on how to prepare the bound volume, submission process, requirements of your Ph.D. dissertation, and associated fees, please utilize the Mudd Library Dissertation Requirements PDF (also found on the Submission Guidelines page). Take special note of how to format the title page, which must list your advisor’s name; an example of a title page can be downloaded from the Submission Guidelines page*.
  • For detailed information on how to prepare the 2 bound copies of your Master’s degree thesis, please utilize the formatting guidelines and follow the instructions for the bound volumes in Part 3 of the Mudd Library Dissertation Requirements PDF. Master's degree students are not required file paperwork or to submit to the ProQuest UMI ETD Administrator website, but they must submit 2 bound copies of the thesis to Mudd Library

* Please check with your department as they may have additional requirements.