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Thesis/Dissertation Office


B-80 Ernest C. Young Hall
155 S. Grant Street
West Lafayette, IN  47907-2114

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8:00 AM-12:00 PM (noon)
1:00 PM-5:00 PM


(765) 494-3231

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

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.

For formatting assistance, please review our online presentations and checklists, 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.



For a full calendar of graduation deadlines refer to the Graduation Deadlines Calendar.


July 10, 5 pm (ET):  Final Deposit Deadline for Exam Only and Degree Only registrants
July 31, 5 pm (ET):  Final Deposit Deadline for General Candidacy (698 and 699) registrants

FALL 2015

October 16, 5 pm (ET):  Final Deposit Deadline for Exam Only and Degree Only registrants
December 11, 5 pm (ET):  Final Deposit Deadline for General Candidacy (698 and 699) registrants


Deposit Appointments

West Lafayette Campus

All West Lafayette candidates who wish to deposit a thesis/disssertation must have a scheduled thesis deposit appointment.

Appointment times near the deadlines can fill up months in advance. Please review our Deposit Checklist, and schedule your appointment as far in advance as possible.

The date you choose for your thesis deposit appointment must be after the date of your defense. Please consult with your department with regards to scheduling the interval between defense and deposit.

Long distance appointments are scheduled using the online Appointment Booking system like any other appointment, but they must be scheduled at least 2 weeks in advance of the appointment date.

Regional campuses

IUPUI Ph.D. candidates must have a scheduled thesis deposit appointment.

IUPUI Master's candidates and IUPUI Ph.D.s in Clinical Psychology will work with regional format advisors to deposit and do not need to schedule appointments with us.

Fort Wayne and Calumet candidates will work with regional format advisors to deposit and do not need to schedule appointments with us.



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

West Lafayette Campus

West Lafayette candidates will pay the deposit fee through their myPurdue accounts. The thesis deposit fee will appear in a candidate’s student account 2-3 days after their thesis deposit appointment.

Regional Campuses

Calumet and Fort Wayne candidates 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 following their successful deposit.


Avoiding Plagiarism and iThenticate

As of September 1, 2014, all theses/dissertations deposited at Purdue must be screened using the iThenticate program. Satisfaction of this requirement will be certified by both major professor and degree candidate signing in Section III of GS Form 32.

Please direct all iThenticate questions to Dr. Peter Dunn, Purdue's Research Integrity Officer.


Thesis/Dissertation Workshops

Inclement Weather Policy for Thesis/Dissertation Workshops

  • During periods of inclement weather, please visit Purdue University Safety and Weather News.
  • If the university is open, our workshops will take place as planned.
  • If the university is closed due to inclement weather, the workshops for that day will be rescheduled. If we have to reschedule, we’ll contact registrants as soon as we have arranged the time, date, and location of the rescheduled workshop.
  • If the university opens at 10:00 AM, morning workshops will be rescheduled, but afternoon and evening workshops will take place as planned.


ProQuest's ETD Administrator

Submit your defended and finalized thesis/dissertation for Format Review using ProQuest's ETD Administrator.


Templates & Guidance


Required Thesis/Dissertation Forms