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Graduate Studies

Graduate Studies

Graduate Studies

Florida Gulf Coast University
Office of Research and Graduate Studies

10501 FGCU Blvd. South
Howard Hall 202
Fort Myers, FL 33965-6565


Document submission:

Phone: (239) 590-7988
Fax: (239) 590-7843
Toll Free: (800) 590-3428
option 6, extension 7988




FGCU has partnered with ProQuest/UMI Dissertation Publishing.  ProQuest is the world's only comprehensive service for publishing, archiving, and disseminating graduate research. By publishing with ProQuest/UMI, you ensure your dissertation or thesis gains the widest possible audience. 
Candidates for master and doctorate degrees are required to submit their final thesis or dissertation electronically through ProQuest UMI ETD.

Thesis Submissions

All thesis and dissertation submissions must be completed and uploaded onto the ProQuest* system at least 10 business days before the Florida Gulf Coast University Registrar’s Certification of Degrees Date for a given semester.

Submission deadline dates for thesis/dissertation upcoming semesters:

Fall 2017:          Friday, January 19, 2018
Spring 2018:     Friday, June 8, 2018
Fall 2018:          Friday, January 18, 2019

  • Faculty Submission Steps
    The FGCU ProQuest Administrator, Shannon Acosta, is pleased to assist you with your students approval process.  Please follow the instructions linked above.
  • Student Submission Steps
    Congratulations on presenting and defending your thesis/dissertation.  Your final step is to upload your academic work through ProQuest/UMI Dissertation Publishing.  Please follow the instructions linked above.

    Required Thesis Approval Sheet and Recommended format for Title Page:
    Thesis Approval Sheet
    Thesis Approval Sheet Word Version                                              
    Thesis Title Page

If you are having trouble logging into ProQuest through Internet Explorer, follow instructions for changing your browser settings.

You may search directly on ProQuest for theses and dissertations to support your research.

You may also search in the FGCU Institutional Repository and find theses and dissertations which have been published through ProQuest.   

The FGCU Library also offers valuabe workshops on Copyright.  Next session below:

Copyright and Your Thesis or Dissertation

For students completing their undergraduate Honors thesis, Master's thesis, or doctoral dissertation, please view this presentation for information on copyright, submitting your theses or dissertation, journal publishing agreements, and what your rights as an author are.

Copyright & Your Thesis or Dissertation