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Electronic Master's and Senior Thesis Submissions

Electronic Master's and Senior Theses will become part of Dominican Scholar, the online institutional repository for Dominican University of California.  Placing your thesis in Dominican Scholar will give greater exposure to your work and allow you to easily share your thesis with family, potential employers, or with anyone interested in your research.

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1. Format Your Thesis

Early in your thesis process, check with your department for all details related to format and required interdepartmental copies. Save your thesis as a Word document or PDF

The Thesis Advisor's Page.
In order to avoid identity theft, we do not want to post people's signatures online. Instead of your signature page, include a typed version with your thesis including the name of your advisors and the date they accepted your thesis (see an example)

2. Format Your Thesis File Name

Please format the file name of your thesis as follows: MT-MajorYearLastName-ShortTitle.

Single Author: MT-EDU2012Robertson-MyThesisTitle

Multiple Authors: MT-EDU2012RobertsonJones-OurThesisTitle 

  • Do not use spaces between words in the title.
  • Capitalize the first letter of each word of the file name
  • See the following explanations for each element of the file name:

MT or ST: use MT for Master's Theses and ST for Senior Theses

Department: See a list of short codes to use for your major.

    Year: author's official year of graduation.

    Last Name: author's last name.

    Short Title: the first 3-4 words (or the most relevant words) of the title of your thesis.

    3. Submit Your Electronic Thesis

    1. Go to the Dominican Scholar Submit Your Research page.
    2. Choose either Master's Theses and Capstone Projects or Senior Theses and Capstone Projects.
    3. Login or create an account with Dominican Scholar (Note: This is unrelated to your Dominican Student account).
    4. Read and accept the release form.
    5. Fill out the form and upload your thesis (and any supplementary materials).
    6. Email a scanned copy of your signature page to


    After you submit your paper, we will create an Adobe Acrobat (PDF) version of it and publish it on the site. You will be notified by e-mail when the paper is posted.


    Author Rights

    Although students retain all rights to their work, they must grant a non-exclusive license to the university at the time of submission. The license confirms that the student is the creator and contributor of the work and grants the university permission to share the work in an open-access digital environment for educational purposes.

    Students and any co-authors retain all intellectual property rights for the thesis. Students submitting supportive material for which they do not own copyright, must certify that they have obtained permission from the copyright owner before making materials available online.

    Requests to use the work for purposes other than education will be referred to the copyright holder.

    Obtain Bound Copies of Your Thesis

    Although the Library no longer accepts printed theses, students wishing to obtain personal copies may do so at their own expense through any private printer. To ensure convenience and superior quality, the Library has made arrangements with Herring & Robinson Bookbinders, who have been binding Dominican's theses for 10 years.

    Herring & Robinson provides directions on how to submit and pay for binding.  Herring & Robinson also provides a variety of selections for cover material coloring and lettering/stamping.

    Any questions regarding the submission of materials and the delivery of bound copies through Herring & Robinson should be directed to

    Dominican University of California is not responsible for the pricing of bound copies, any transactions between students and Herring & Robinson, or transactions with any other book binder listed on this page.

    The Herring & Robinson website

    Other Binding Options

    Thesis on Demand

    The Book Craftsman

    Acme Book Binding

    If you have any questions, please contact Michael Pujals at (415) 485-3254 or

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