Policies for Dissertations, Master's Theses and Master's Reports

Who Can Submit

Dissertations, Master's Theses and Master's Reports only publishes materials about work conducted under the auspices of Dissertations, Master's Theses and Master's Reports. For additional information, please contact the Graduate School (gradschool@mtu.edu).


The Graduate School will review submissions for formatting within six business days of a complete submission. Please check MyMichiganTech for your current status.

Students do not have an opportunity to approve papers they have submitted prior to them becoming publicly available on the site; therefore, please be sure that the paper is ready for public distribution.

Submissions will be released to the repository after all degrees are granted for the semester.

Rights and Permissions

Before submitting a paper to the repository, please be sure that all necessary permissions have been cleared. You retain the copyright to your paper and grant us the nonexclusive right to publish this material, meaning that you may also publish it elsewhere.

It is necessary that you agree to the terms of publishing in the repository listed in the author agreement. The text of the agreement is below for your reference:

Once this agreement is in place, changes to publishing options (access or embargos) can be requested in writing to the Graduate School (gradschool@mtu.edu). Please note that the options you select on the next page must match the options selected on the Approval of a Dissertation, Thesis, or Report form. If they do not, the Graduate School will update your submission to match those selections.

I hereby certify that, if appropriate, I have obtained and included in my thesis, report, or dissertation a written permission statement from the owner(s) of each third-party copyrighted matter to be included in my dissertation, thesis, or report, allowing archiving and accessibility as specified below.

I hereby grant to Michigan Technological University and its agents the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible my dissertation, thesis, or report in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I also grant to the J. Robert Van Pelt Library the right to make limited photocopies of my work to provide content to off-campus interlibrary loan requestors or to replace a lost copy of the published work. I retain all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis, report, or dissertation, except to the extent that it contains proprietary information related to inventions or computer software as provided by MTU Operating Procedures Manual Sec. 11.1.

I hereby certify that the work presented in this document is original. To ensure originality, I have analyzed the document using plagiarism detection software or other methods and have corrected the document accordingly.