Dissertations and Thesis

Students completing a thesis or dissertation will find all of the resources necessary to successfully submit their work.

Thesis and Dissertation Manual

This document provides:

  1. The current requirements
  2. Procedures for submitting your manuscript.

A new version is published each semester. Students are required to meet the format requirements in effect the semester that they will graduate.

Download the Thesis and Dissertation Manual (PDF format) Updated 6.1.15

UNO Electronic Thesis and Dissertation (ETD Collection)

The Graduate School at the University of New Orleans began accepting electronic versions of Theses and Dissertations in 2001. As of August 2006, the collection of over 400 manuscripts is housed with ScholarWorks@UNO, institutional repository for the University of New Orleans. 

If you would like to access a manuscript you may go to: 

The UNO Thesis & Dissertation Collection portal (http://scholarworks.uno.edu/td/) 

Access Levels

When you are ready to submit your manuscript for review by your committee and by the Graduate School you should consider what access you would like your manuscript to have.  The official and final copy will be the one hosted by ScholarWorks.  You have 3 separate options to consider:

  1. Unrestricted - this means your manuscript will be immediately accessible in ScholarWorks by anyone who finds it there.
  2. Restricted - this means that only people accessing ScholarWorks from a UNO IP address can view the manuscript.  Anyone accessing ScholarWorks off-campus will not be able to view the manuscript. This status is only available for 1 calendar year from graduation.  After 1 year the manuscript reverts to unrestricted access.
  3. Embargoed - this means that no one can view the manuscript in ScholarWorks.  Manuscripts can be embargoed for 1,3, or 5 years after graduation.

You may want to review the Earl K. Long Library's website on Open Access to fully consider your options.

Bound Copies

There is no on-campus service for binding manuscripts. Students seeking a bound copy need to contact a bindery independent of UNO. 

Services in the New Orleans area include Walter W. Eckert Binder & Specialty Co. Inc. 941 Lafayette St. New Orleans, 504-525-3545 and National Index Bindery on L&A Road in Metairie, 504-828-7991. 

There are also binders who process requests online such as Heckman Bindery in Indiana, www.thesisondemand.com and Houchen Bindery, http://houchenbindery.com/on-demand-printing/.