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What Happens to Your Thesis or Dissertation (ETD)

Information about Access When You Submit an ETD at Washington University in St. Louis

Dissertation Submissions

Dissertations are submitted directly to ProQuest before being added to Open Scholarship. Visit the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences for information. 

Thesis Submission Information

Anyone who submits a thesis will need to create an account in Open Scholarship and log into the system. Accounts are free. Bepress neither sells nor rents contact information to third parties.

  1. Create an account through bepress at http://openscholarship.wustl.edu by clicking on My Account / Sign up.

  2. You will need to provide an email address and your first and last name, and you will need to create a password. You do not have to use your WUSTL email address, but you should use an email address you check regularly.

  3. After you sign up, you'll receive an email confirmation with a link you must click in order to activate your account.

  4. If you've successfully created an account and logged in, Open Scholarship should take you to your My Account page. From here, you can submit your thesis to the appropriate collection (series). See below for school-specific instructions.

Graduate School of Arts & Sciences

​Master’s candidates in the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences (including the Brown School, Olin Business School, and University College) submit their theses electronically through Open Scholarship, the institutional repository for Washington University in St. Louis. Graduate School reviewers will contact candidates through the repository system if there are formatting changes required and when a submitted thesis has been approved. Formatting instructions are available through the Master's Thesis Guide [pdf] developed by the Graduate School.

School of Engineering & Applied Science

Master’s candidates in the School of Engineering, submit their theses electronically through Open Scholarship, the institutional repository for Washington University in St. Louis. Reviewers from the School will approve the thesis and notify a candidate through the Open Scholarship system. Students with a Master's / MS project in Computer Science and Engineering should submit their projects directly to the All Computer Science and Engineering Research collection

For policies and requirements on formats, structure, and timelines, please go to the Thesis & Dissertation Submission page on the Engineering Student Services website.

Graduate School of Art, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts

MFA in Visual Art candidates with the Graduate School of Art, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts submit their approved theses to Open Scholarship. Visit Open Scholarship -- Sam Fox School for more information. 

Graduate School of Art, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts

Master's students in the Graduate School of Architecture are not required to submit a thesis electronically; however, they are encouraged to contribute their completed thesis to Open Scholarship. Contact digital AT wumail DOT wustl DOT edu for more information.