Dissertation Office


Dissertations/theses are to be submitted to the Dissertation Office via email after the dissertation/thesis defense, and after the committee is satisfied with your final changes. Please have your program director send the final, approved PDF document to: dissertationoffice@andrews.edu. Ask them to include your name, ID#, and the program you are graduating from in the body of the email.


Our Responsibilities

Once you have submitted your final copy to the dissertation office, we do the following items:

  1. Verify that your committee has checked the dissertation/thesis for plagiarism and has accepted all changes.
  2. Verify that you have uploaded your final, complete, approved dissertation/thesis to ProQuest (instructions).
  3. Confirm that you have completed the JWL Submission Agreement Form (download).
  4. Make arrangements to have your dissertation printed at Lithotech and bound for university purposes* (this is charged to your student account).
  5. Sign the completion form and submit it to the records office for graduation.

Submitting Your Dissertation to ProQuest

Submission Agreement Form for the James White Library


*These copies are for the university (5 for Seminary PhD/ThD students, 4 for College of Education PhD students, 4 for DNP students, 3 for all Master's theses), and this is charged to your student account by Lithotech. Personal copies are an additional cost. (Please let us know if you want to order personal copies through Lithotech.)


Formatting Resources

The below documents provide helpful information for understanding acceptable formatting and writing styles. Check with your program for discipline-specific information.

Andrews University Standards for Written Work

Andrews University’s Formatting Rules