Submission Guidelines for UT GSBS Dissertations and Theses (Open Access)

When you post your dissertation/thesis to the HAM-TMC Library’s Digital Commons, you are making your work available for free to researchers around the world. This gives you several advantages:

  • More people are able to find and read your work.
  • Open-access dissertations get cited much more frequently than print or pay-per access dissertations.
  • Other researchers can find your email address if they need to contact you.
  • You’ll receive monthly reports telling you how often your dissertation was downloaded.

Current Students

For instructions on how to upload your dissertation/thesis, contact

You will retain the copyright to your paper and grant us the nonexclusive right to publish this material. You will be notified by e-mail when the paper is posted and you will be emailed monthly reports letting you know how many times your dissertation/thesis was downloaded.

Previous Students

If you are a student from a previous year and would like to add your dissertation to the collection, please contact Please be sure to enter in a current email address so we can contact you if we have any questions.