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Dissertations and Theses at Stony Brook University

Information about how to submit, locate and access theses and dissertations at Stony Brook University.


Stony Brook University Libraries facilitate access to theses and dissertations in print and/or in electronic format including those produced by SBU students. Most dissertations and theses are under copyright, so therefore the University Libraries do not sell or reproduce dissertations and theses. 

Stony Brook University students, faculty, and staff with a Net ID can access citations and/or the full-text of dissertations and theses (1967-present) authored by Stony Brook University graduates in ProQuest’s Dissertations & Theses@Stony Brook database. If you are not affiliated with SBU, you may be able to borrow a bound hardcopy (if available) through your institution's interlibrary loan department.

In 2010, the Graduate School at Stony Brook University formally instituted electronic submission for theses and dissertations. A small percentage of works in electronic format were submitted as early as 2006. A subset of citations or full text electronic theses and dissertations (2006-2020) can be found in Stony Brook University Libraries digital repository at

Students are encouraged to deposit an open access copy of their dissertation or theses in Stony Brook University Libraries’ Academic Commons at