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Theses & Dissertations

Read Published Theses and Dissertations

Unless a thesis or dissertation is under embargo, it is available to read and download from both of the following locations.

Marshall Digital Scholar (MDS) "Theses, Dissertations, and Capstones" Collection

All Marshall University theses and dissertations are published in MDS as "open access" once any embargoes have expired. This means they can be searched, downloaded, and read free of charge by anyone worldwide both from the MDS website and through the Digital Commons Network

ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global

(Marshall University Login Required)

Marshall University theses and dissertations are also available through the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global database, which is considered to be the most comprehensive collection of theses and dissertations worldwide, and many major academic libraries hold a subscription to this database. Access to most ETDs in this database is limited to those with login credentials from a subscribing library unless a student author has paid ProQuest to make their ETD available "open access."

Note to Current Students Working on Theses and Dissertations

Please refer to the current ETD Guidelines on the "Guidelines and Templates" tab for current ETD requirements and format. Older theses and dissertations in the databases below may have been published under different guidelines that no longer apply.

Questions About Your Published Thesis or Dissertation?

Many questions pertaining to published theses and dissertations (i.e., embargoes, changes post-publication, etc.) are answered in the current ETD Guidelines, downloadable from the "Guidelines and Templates" tab of this website.

If you have a question not answered there, see the "Contacts and FAQ" tab and reach out.