Doctoral candidates submit their work directly to ProQuest through an online form. After files for a given degree award period have been submitted to ProQuest and put online in their site, those files are then forwarded to Washington University, where the dissertations are ingested in the Open Scholarship repository. Visit the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Doctorial Dissertation Guide for submission instructions.
More information about the thesis process including required forms and formatting is available through the Graduate School Masters Thesis Guide. This guide only discusses how to submit the thesis to the Open Scholarship repository for review and approval.
Anyone who submits a thesis will need to create a free account in Open Scholarship:
Create an account through bepress at http://openscholarship.wustl.edu by clicking on My Account / Sign up.
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.
After you sign up, you'll receive an email confirmation with a link you must click in order to activate your account.
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.
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.
McKelvey School of Engineering
Master’s candidates in the McKelvey 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. Master's students in the Graduate School of Architecture are not required to submit a thesis electronically but are encouraged to do so. Visit Open Scholarship -- Sam Fox School for more information.