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Additional Materials for Thesis & Dissertation Submission

Survey of Earned Doctorates

The purpose of the Survey of Earned Doctorates is to collect demographic data on students completing a doctoral degree at the University of Missouri.

The survey is conducted on a nationwide scale through six federal agencies, including the National Science Foundation and National Institutes for Health.

The Survey of Earned Doctorates is now submitted online. Your personal data remain confidential. Resulting national reports contain aggregated data.

Forms and Documents

Survey of Earned Doctorates Confidentiality Statement

Any information you include when taking the Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED) questionnaire is confidential in accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974 and the NSF Act of 1950.

Survey information is reported only in aggregate or in a way that does not reveal any individual information. Federal agencies and the SED contractor take every precaution to protect respondent confidentiality.

The SED confidentiality statement includes comprehensive information on how your information is protected.

Download the SED Confidentiality Statement (pdf)

Processing Fee for Thesis and Dissertation

This fee is used to pay for the service that archives all theses and dissertations submitted to the University of Missouri.

Your processing fee should be submitted electronically.  Please be sure to review your options begining the payment process to avoid any errors.

This fee is used to pay for the service that archives all theses and dissertations submitted to the University of Missouri. It can also be applied to the Traditional Release option through ProQuest.  For an additional fee, the vendor will also file  paperwork on a student’s behalf to register the copyright on a thesis or dissertation.

 

Electronic Master’s Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation Release Form

The Electronic Master’s Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation Release form allows the Office of Graduate Studies to release your work electronically on the Web.

By signing this document, you also verify that you have obtained permission from the owner(s) of all third-party copyrighted matter.

There are different levels of release available:

  • Release the entire work immediately for access worldwide;
  • Release the entire work for University of Missouri access only;
  • Release the entire work for University of Missouri campus access only;
  • Delay the release of the entire work for one year.*

*Note: If a one-year delay is selected, then the entire work must be released in one of the first three release methods following the one-year delay.

The release form must be signed by you and your advisor and uploaded to Canvas.

Download the Electronic Master's Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation Release Form (pdf)

Thesis and Dissertation Publishing Agreement Form

The purpose of this form is to obtain your signed approval to allow the company that does all of the University’s thesis and dissertation processing, UMI/Proquest, to process your research.

In addition, this form is used to verify that you have obtained the necessary copyright permissions on all third-party work. If you choose to pay the optional fee, this company will also file copyright paperwork on your behalf.

Select either the “Traditional Publishing” option or the “Open Access Publishing” option, then review and select from the additional publishing options. All works submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies will automatically be made available on the Internet (in compliance with the terms specified in your release form) at MOspace.

If you select the “No Search Engine Access” restriction, please make sure your MU Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Release form restricts the work to University of Missouri System or University of Missouri campus only.

Download the Publishing Agreement Form (pdf)