All MS candidates must submit two hard copies of their final, approved thesis along with all of their completion paperwork to the Graduate School office. These must be bound per the guidelines above. Once the final approvals have been received from the Dean of the Graduate School, these copies will be sent to the University's library circulation desk to be added to the stacks and archives.
All PhD candidates will submit their dissertation for publishing & archiving using UMI ETD Administrator. Please go to www.etdadmin.com/clarkson to create a password and set up your account. You can start the process, logout, and login again later; your work will be saved.
Once your final dissertation has been approved, you will need to convert your dissertation to an Adobe PDF file. Specific guidelines on completing this process, as well as a built-in file converter tool, are available on the ETD Administrator website. Please submit only your final, approved dissertation for publishing. Carefully review your converted PDF document to ensure there were no errors in the conversion (e.g., formatting issues, missing pages, etc.).
Once you have fully submitted your dissertation and completed the online information, you should have your credit card handy as all publishing fees will be paid online.
After you submit your dissertation or thesis, it will be sent to your graduate school for review. After your graduate school finishes reviewing, it will be delivered to ProQuest/UMI for publishing and archiving. Once publishing is complete, two (2) copies of your dissertation will be hard-bound by ProQuest and returned to the University for inclusion in our library's stacks and archives.