Thesis and Dissertation Process at Pacific

Congratulations on completing your thesis or dissertation defense! Your next steps will lead to your research being made discoverable around the world as a record of academic advancement made at University of the Pacific. We are proud of what you have accomplished and wish you a bright future!

 

  • Step 1: Submit your signed and completed Defense Completion Form to etd@pacific.edu
  • Step 2: Work with the Writing Center on formatting your manuscript to comply with the Thesis & Dissertation Format Guide
  • Step 3: Submit to Scholarly Commons (Benerd) or ProQuest (College of the Pacific, School of Engineering and Computer Sciences, Conservatory of Music, Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy). Additional instructions on this will be provided after you complete Step 1!

 

For all university-wide deadlines, please reference the academic calendar.

Thesis and Dissertation Submissions

  • 6 weeks before end of term: Submit Defense Completion Form to etd@pacific.edu
  • 4 weeks before end of term: Make an appointment with the Writing Center to finalize manuscript formatting
  • By end of term: Submit to ProQuest (College of the Pacific, School of Engineering and Computer Sciences, Conservatory of Music, Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy) or Scholarly Commons (Benerd).

As you approach the end of your program, your program advisor can help guide you towards graduation. The following contacts may also be helpful.

Global Discovery

Once your work has been submitted, it will be included on Scholarly Commons in the University of the Pacific Theses and Dissertations collection. Theses and dissertations are some of the most highly downloaded items, worldwide. You will receive an automatic, monthly usage report and access to an Author Dashboard to view the global impact of your research. See downloads of current available Pacific theses and dissertations below!