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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:

Spring 2017:     Monday, June 12, 2017
Summer 2017:  Friday, August 25, 2017
Fall 2017:          Friday, January 19, 2018

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.

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:

Library Workshop CopyrightCopyright 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