Submission Guidelines for Dissertations, Masters Theses, Capstones, and Culminating Projects

Who Can Submit

Dominican Scholar only publishes materials about work conducted under the auspices of Dominican University of California. For additional information, please contact

Formatting Your Thesis

Early in your thesis process, read the Master's Thesis and Capstone Project Guide

The guide provides information about formatting, page order, ADA compliance, and more.


If you are using images, photographs, tables, charts, graphs, that you did not create yourself, you should ask for permission from the copyright owner(s) before you use them in your paper. There are many images that are available in the Public Domain or that are Open Access that are free for you to use. You may also be eligible to use images under the Fair Use portion of copyright law, but only under the right conditions. Please, when using an image from the web,look for Terms of Use that describe how you can or cannot use an image. For more information about copyright, please read Keeping Your Thesis Legal, a short booklet describing the proper use of images in your thesis or capstone paper. When you deposit your thesis it will be reviewed for copyright issues and we will contact you and ask you to make corrections before we can make your thesis available to the public.

The Advisor's page

In order to avoid identity theft, we do not want to post people's signatures online. Instead of your signature page, include a typed version with your thesis including the name of your thesis advisors and the date they accepted your thesis(see an example).

3. Uploading Your Thesis

  1. Click on the Submit Research link
  2. Agree to the liscensing agreement
  3. Fill out the form
  4. Upload your document

After you submit your paper, you will be notified by e-mail when the paper is posted. If you have questions please contact