The following items are necessary to complete the final submission of a dissertation,
thesis, or doctoral project. Failure to complete the required items by the posted deadline will result in a deferral
Notify the Documents Specialist after completing all requirements and confirm with
the program if there are any additional document requirements, such as providing an
electronic or bound copy.
Item 1: Inspect Final Approved PDF
- Check converted pdf file to verify there are no conversion or formatting errors missed
during the review. Notify the Documents Specialist of there are any formatting issues.
- Only formatting changes can be made after a document has been accepted into Aquila.
Item 2: Complete Survey of Earned Doctorates (Doctoral Students Only)
Item 3: Embargo Dissertation, Thesis, or Doctoral Project
- If you plan to withhold the release of your document or indicated in Aquila that
you plan to embargo, please complete the embargo form below and submit an electronic
copy to the document specialist via email at documentspecialistFREEMississippi. Hard copies of the embargo form will no longer be accepted.
- The embargo form can be found here
The following items are not required nor covered by Graduate School fees. Students
must initiate the process and are responsible for all fees associated the services
mentioned. Refer to the document guidelines for more information on these optional requirements.
Item 1: File for Copyright
Item 2: Submit to ProQuest
Item 3: Bind Personal Copies
Item 4: Obtain Signature Page