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How to Submit Your Thesis or Dissertation (ETD)

Information about access when you submit a thesis or dissertation at Washington University in St. Louis

Thesis Embargo Options

If you choose to delay the release of your work, access to the full text of your work will be delayed for the period of time that you specify based on library policy (refer to the Embargoes section).

Reasons to request an embargo might include the author is pursuing a patent for the work; the research sponsor requires a specified embargo period; the submission includes sensitive or proprietary content, such as work conducted with a corporate partner or a risk of research participants’ identity exposure. Academic departmental policy may govern the use and duration of embargoes and students should consult their department for this information.