Thesis & Dissertation

University of Iowa students have won more national dissertation awards than their peers from any other public institution


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Ready to write? You are in good company. Did you know that University of Iowa students have won more national dissertation awards than their peers from any other public institution? Iowa Research Online provides a collection of past theses and dissertations. Explore here.

In Fall 2018, the Graduate College moved to a single-deposit model for thesis submission. Instead of having both a first and a final deposit, there is now a single thesis deposit. In Spring 2019, the thesis deposit deadline is April 19. Under the new defend, then deposit model, you won’t need to submit your thesis to the Graduate College until you have defended it and finalized the manuscript.

At deposit your thesis must be complete and in final form. It must include all required elements and finalized content. The thesis must be properly formatted.

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