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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.


    Submission Agreement for Dominican Scholar

    By checking the box below, I grant to Dominican University of California a royalty-free, non-exclusive worldwide license to use, re-use, display, distribute, transmit, publish, republish, or copy the materials, either digitally or in print, or in any other medium. Other than this limited license, the author or copyright holder retains all rights, title, copyright, and other interest in the materials licensed.

    I warrant as follows:

    1. that I have the full power and authority to make this agreement;
    2. the document submitted is the same version of the final document submitted to and approved by the student’s thesis advisor and or instructor;
    3. that the Work does not infringe any copyright, nor violate any proprietary rights, nor contain any libelous matter, nor invade the privacy of any person or third party;
    4. that the Work has not been published elsewhere with the same content or in the same format; and
    5. that no right in the Work has in any way been sold, mortgaged, or otherwise disposed of, and that the Work is free from all liens and claims.
    This license shall not authorize the commercial use of materials by Dominican University of California or any other person or organization. DUC shall not be responsible for ensuring that the materials covered by this license are used for educational purposes only.
    Students making submissions to Dominican Scholar agree to share their work and waive any privacy rights granted by FERPA or any other law, policy, or regulation, with respect to this work, or the purpose of publication.
    This agreement embodies the entire agreement of parties. No modification of this agreement shall be of any effect unless it is made in writing and signed by all of the parties in the agreement.

    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

    Acme Book Binding

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

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