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Office Location
East Studio Building 120 (JS 120)
205 S. Jordan Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47405

Mailing Address
1201 E. 3rd Street
Bloomington, IN 47405

Hours: 8 am–12 pm, 1–5 pm
Phone: 812-855-1738Phone

E-mail: musgrad [at] indiana [dot] edu

musicdgs [at] indiana [dot] edu (Eric Isaacson), Director
serbes [at] indiana [dot] edu (Sara Erbes), Advisor
anmiller [at] indiana [dot] edu (Angie Miller), Recorder
musgrad [at] indiana [dot] edu (Victoria Wheeler), Secretary
musdoc [at] indiana [dot] edu (Brittany Dye), Doctoral Clerk

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PhD and DME—Final Copies of Dissertation

PhD dissertations

DME dissertations

Students should submit an application for graduation no later than the beginning of the semester in which they plan to graduate. Click here for dates and information.

PhD Dissertations

PhD students need to work directly with the University Graduate School on some steps of this process. Contact that office early in the process so you will know details about procedure and deadlines. You are responsible for following any regulations required by the University Graduate School.

Preparation of final copies—PhD

After the defense is passed and the student has made any final changes required by the research committee, the student has two options for final submission: the "unbound paper" method of submitting one bound and one unbound copy of the dissertation to the University Graduate School, or the "electronic" method in which the student submits one electronic copy to ProQuest.

Carefully follow the instructions on the University Graduate School web site for submission of final copies (for either option), and don't forget the abstract.

Instructions and tools for the "electronic" method (if you choose that option) are available at http://dissertations.umi.com/indiana/. The submission process includes creating an account, logging in to the system, completing the author agreement, and uploading the relevant files and information about your submission. Note that all dissertations must be submitted as either PDF, Microsoft Word, or RTF files. (ProQuest requires that you convert your document to PDF using their online converter before submission if your document is in Microsoft Word or RTF.)

The on-line instructions walk you through the procedure and will remind you of any other necessary details. There is also an e-mail address for questions that come up: support@dissertations.umi.com. Please note that there may be fees for some ProQuest services. 

PhD Dissertations "Electronic" method

With this option, the electronic submission is accepted by the University Graduate School in place of bound and unbound copies submitted to Kirkwood Hall 111. See also the Graduate School guidelines.

Students may bind paper copies for personal use, but there is no requirement to submit bound copies to the university for graduation with the "electronic" method of submission.

PhD Dissertations "Unbound paper" method

With this option, all copies are submitted to the University Graduate School (Kirkwood Hall 111) See also the Graduate School Guidelines.

Copy

Format

Submit to

Distribution

First Copy

Original, bound, twenty-pound (or twenty four-pound), 100% cotton, watermarked bond paper

Graduate School

Will be sent by Graduate School to the Music Library

Second copy

Copy, unbound, twenty-pound (or twenty four-pound), 100% cotton, watermarked bond paper

Graduate School

The Graduate School will send this copy to ProQuest for microfilming

Additional copies*

Copies, bound, regular paper

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Sent by bindery to student

*Students may also bind additional copies for personal use. For your convenience, two Indiana-based binderies are listed below, but you are free to use any bindery you wish.

The final copies must be accepted by the University Graduate School by their posted deadlines. If the copies are not submitted on time, it could delay your graduation until the following semester. You would be responsible for any resulting tuition and fees. 

The Jacobs School of Music does not require a "department copy" of the bound dissertation for PhD students.

DME Dissertations

Preparation and submission of final copies—DME

When the final version of the dissertation has the approval of committee members, the student should make the appropriate number of copies on proper paper for binding. DME Dissertations are submitted to the Music Graduate Office.

For your convenience, two Indiana-based binderies are listed below, but you are free to use any bindery you wish.

The final copies must be accepted by the Music Graduate Office by the last day of the semester or summer session in which you want to graduate. If the copies are not submitted on time, it could delay your graduation until the following semester. You would be responsible for any resulting tuition and fees.

Students must submit a copy of their final dissertation electronically to ProQuest (formerly University Microfilms) in addition to the two bound copies submitted directly to the Jacobs School of Music. 

Instructions and tools for the electronic submission are available at http://dissertations.umi.com/indianamusic/. The submission process includes creating an account, logging in to the system, completing the author agreement, and uploading the relevant files and information about your submission. Note that all dissertations must be submitted as either PDF, Microsoft Word, or RTF files. (ProQuest requires that you convert your document to PDF using their online converter before submission if your document is in Microsoft Word or RTF.)

The on-line instructions walk you through the procedure and will remind you of any other necessary details. There is also an e-mail address for questions that come up: support@dissertations.umi.com. During the submission process, you will have the option to request that ProQuest file for copyright on your behalf. Please note that ProQuest may charge fees for some of their services.

Copy

Format

Submit to

Distribution

First copy

Original, bound, twenty-pound (or twenty four-pound), 100% cotton, watermarked bond paper

Music Graduate Office

Will be sent by Music Graduate Office to the Music Library

Second copy

Copy, bound, twenty-pound (or twenty four-pound), 100% cotton, watermarked bond paper

Music Graduate Office

Will be sent by Music Graduate Office to the Music Library

Electronic copy

electronic submission of dissertation to ProQuest

http://dissertations.umi.com/indianamusic/

ProQuest will send the Music Library an electronic copy of the dissertation

Additional copies*

Copies, bound, regular paper

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Sent by bindery to student

*Students may also bind additional copies for personal use.

Some Bindery Options

National Library Binding Co.

55 South State Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46201
(317) 636-5606

Hours: Monday—Friday: 8:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m.

Thesis On Demand

Be sure to read the Frequently Asked Questions: http://www.graduate.indiana.edu/docs/TOD-FAQ.doc

Cost is based on the number of pages and other factors. For a quote, complete the order form far enough to see a projection of the cost, or call the HF Group for more information. 1-800-334-3628.

IU Order form: http://indiana.thesisondemand.com/ordersystem/index.php?uri=/orderform/orderform/&page=1

Survey of Earned Doctorates

The Survey of Earned Doctorates is required for all PhD and DME students prior to graduation. More information about the Survey can be found in their brochure.