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Thesis/Dissertation Office

Purdue University Graduate School
B-80 Ernest C. Young Hall
155 S. Grant Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2114
(765) 494-3231

Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - Noon & 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Manager - Mark D. Jaeger
Thesis/Dissertation Assistant - Anne Lacy
Thesis/Dissertation Receptionist - Nancy Florence

Upcoming Deadlines

For Summer 2014

July 11, 5:00 pm EST: Final Deposit Deadline for Exam/Degree Only registrants
August 1, 5:00 pm EDT: Final Deposit Deadline for 698 and 699 registrants

**Deadline to request a long distance deposit (LDD) appointment is July 18 at 5:00 pm EDT.
NOTE: The 698/699 final deposit deadline remains August 1, but candidates must send in their scheduling requests for LDD to the Thesis/Dissertation Office no later than July 18. This allows sufficient time to make all necessary arrangements.

For a full calendar of graduation deadlines, Click Here.


Master’s Thesis Fee     $90.00
Ph.D. Dissertation Fee     $125.00

West Lafayette candidates will pay the deposit fee through their myPurdue accounts. The thesis deposit fee will be uploaded to a candidate’s student account after the successful final deposit of a thesis or dissertation.

Regional Campuses
Candidates at Calumet and Fort Wayne will pay their fees to their local bursars as part of the clearance process by their regional campus format advisors.
IUPUI candidates will receive a paper bill shortly following their successful deposit. Candidates must pay their thesis deposit fee prior to commencement to avoid administrative holds on their transcripts and ETD submissions.

General Information

All thesis-option graduate students at Purdue must deposit the final products of their research with the Graduate School Thesis/Dissertation Office.

The Thesis/Dissertation Office will help you ensure that all pre-requisites for deposit have been fulfilled and that your thesis or dissertation meets the quality standards established by the Graduate Council Standing Committee on Theses and Dissertations and as outlined in the Manual for the Preparation of Graduate Theses (Seventh Revised Edition, 2006).

For formatting assistance, please review our online presentations and manuals, attend one of our workshops, and contact your department's Thesis Format Advisor. If your department doesn't have a Thesis Format Advisor and you have a specific formatting question, please feel free to email us.

Registering for a Thesis Formatting and Deposit Workshop

To register for one of our workshops, Click Here.

Schedule Your Thesis Deposit Appointment

To schedule, rescheule, or cancel your thesis deposit appointment, Click Here.

Submit Your Electronic Thesis Deposit

Visit ProQuest/EMI's Purdue University ETD Website to submit your thesis to us.

Templates & Guidance

For templates, deposit checklists, video tutorials and other thesis preparation materials, Click Here.

Required Thesis Forms

To access required thesis forms, Click Here.