Library deposit is the final degree requirement for Graduate Center doctoral and master's students. If you are preparing to graduate, review the the Dissertations and Theses guide and consult with your program office for requirements and deadlines.
As of 2014, all Graduate Center dissertations, theses, and capstone projects are posted to CUNY Academic Works. Some are immediately available to read and download, and some become available after an embargo period set by the author.
Current CUNY students, faculty and staff can log in with their CUNYfirst credentials to access GC dissertations and capstones from 1965-2013. (Pre-2014 master's theses are available only in print).
If you want to move your dissertation or capstone into the publicly accessible CUNY repository, Academic Works, email the GC Dissertation Office at firstname.lastname@example.org. Making your dissertation free to the public helps broaden the reach of your scholarship and supports CUNY's mission of public service.
CUNYfirst credentials: used log into Blackboard, CUNY-wide electronic resources, and other services.
More information about the various CUNY accounts: https://library.gc.cuny.edu/cuny-accounts/.
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