Submission Guidelines for Master of Science in Education | Master's Theses

Who Can Submit

Master of Science in Education | Master's Theses only publishes materials about work conducted under the auspices of Master of Science in Education | Master's Theses. For additional information, please contact


How to Submit a Paper

Make sure your paper is in an acceptable format. We can accept papers in Microsoft Word, however Adobe Acrobat (PDF) is preferred.

Formatting Your Thesis or Capstone Project

All theses and capstones are required to conform to the University’s Thesis and Capstone Project Style Guide ( If you have questions or need assistance with formatting your paper to meet the guidelines please contact

Create an Account

You’ll need to create a Dominican Scholar account to upload your paper. We suggest, when creating your account, that you use a personal email address rather than your Dominican email. This email address will not be made public or shared. A personal email allows the Dominican Scholar administrator to contact you in the future should there be a question about your paper. Additionally, you’ll receive a montly download report and access to an author dashboard.

Uploading your Paper

Once you’ve created your account your can upload your paper. Once you accepted the Submission Agreement fill out the required fields of the deposit form. If you have multiple authors on your work include an email address, name, and institution for each author.


Embargoes place a delayed release on your work. The metadata for your work will be visible, however your paper will not be available. An author can place up to a 3 year embargo on their work.

Keywords and Disciplines

When depositing your paper, in the Keyword field, please include up to 6 keywords or phrases separated by a comma . These are words that will help a user locate your paper through a web search.

Also please choose at least one discipline (aka subject headings) that describes the major themes of your work. You may choose more than one discipline but please don’t include too many. 3 – 5 disciplines is normal.

Signature Pages

The Dominican Scholar administrator requires a copy of your signature page signed by the author and the author’s department with acceptance dates before making your paper publically availalble.

Overview of the Process

After you submit your paper, we will create an Adobe Acrobat (PDF) version of it to publish it on the site.

Once a paper has been received it will be reviewed for formatting and use of third-party copyright. If third-party copyrighted materials are used in your thesis or capstone (e.g. photographs, surveys, full-length poems) the author will need to obtain permission letters before the paper is accepted and published

Papers will be published after the last day of finals and once your thesis advisors have given their approval. You will be notified by e-mail when the paper is posted.