Submit Your Dissertation to ProQuest

Doctoral students are required to submit a PDF version of their dissertation to ProQuest. Submit your dissertation to the K-State Research Exchange (KREx) and wait until it is approved before submitting to ProQuest. Masters students should submit their theses or reports to KREx, but do not submit to ProQuest.

ProQuest maintains the Dissertation Abstracts database, which provides access to dissertations back to 1861. Many dissertations are accessible online at no cost. For others, copies of dissertations can be purchased through ProQuest. Students are paid royalties on the sale of their dissertations. ProQuest also provides archival storage of your dissertation, ensuring that it will remain accessible far into the future.

ProQuest Subject Categories

Subject categories are used to classify theses and dissertations in the ProQuest dissertations database. From the list of ProQuest subject categories (PDF), select 1-3 that represent the major subject area of your paper. Many theses and dissertations have only one subject category, but you can select up to three.

Create an Account

Start the ProQuest submission process by creating an account. Follow these steps:

    1. Go to the ProQuest site
    2. Click Submit my dissertation/thesis in the Ready to begin box on the right side of the screen.
    3. In the New user? box, click Create an account.
    4. Enter your e-mail address, name, and country of citizenship.
    5. Select and enter a username and password. Remeber your username and password, as you will need them to login.
    6. Click Sign Up.
    7. Within a few minutes, you will receive an verification e-mail message with a link to complete the registration process.
    8. Click on the link in the body of the e-mail to confirm your account. This will take you to the homepage, and you will be logged in.

ProQuest Administrator

  1. Follow instructions on the screen to complete the submission process.
  2. If you need to exit the system before completing your submission, click the Sign Out link in the upper right corner. You work is automatically saved.

ProQuest Submission Process

The ProQuest submission process is similar to the K-REx submission process, with some differences. Pay particular attention to these items in the ProQuest submission process:

Publishing Options
On the Publishing Options page, select Traditional Publishing and No Restrictions.
You will be asked if you want ProQuest to file for copyright on your behalf for an additional charge of $55. You are not required to register for copyright, and your dissertation is protected under copyright law even if you do not register. If you do decide to copyright your dissertation, please contact your degree specialist so that the appropriate fee may be added to your university account. See the ETDR Copyright page for additional information.
You may see instructions on how to convert your Word document to PDF. You do not need to follow these instructions, but simply submit the same PDF file that you submitted to K-REx.

Graduate School Review and Revisions

You will receive an e-mail to inform you that the submission is being reviewed by the Graduate School. You may be asked to make revisions to your submission.

Final Confirmation and Payment

You will receive another e-mail confirmation when your submission has been reviewed and accepted. If you elected to register for copyright through ProQuest, you will need to make your $55 payment to the Cashier's Office before your submission can be completed.