Electronic Master's Theses Submissions

ScholarWorks provides a permanent online home for SSU master's theses and an easy way to share research with colleagues and potential employers.

What are the benefits of adding my thesis to ScholarWorks?

  • Provides worldwide access to your work
  • Directs employers and graduate programs to your research
  • Makes your thesis accessible by Google and other search engines
  • Guarantees permanent online preservation

What is the new electronic thesis policy?

For students entering graduate programs in fall 2015 and after, every thesis will be submitted and stored electronically in ScholarWorks only. Students who enrolled prior to fall 2015 have the option of adding their thesis to SSU ScholarWorks in addition to submitting a print copy. All theses, both print and electronic, will be listed in OneSearch.

Who will hold the copyright?

As the author, you own the copyright to your thesis and grant non-exclusive rights to the Library to add it to ScholarWorks. If you share rights with co-authors or sponsors, talk to your advisor about any possible restrictions to electronic archiving. You will still be able to publish your thesis elsewhere in addition to archiving in SSU ScholarWorks.

How do I get started?

For students enrolled in graduate programs prior to fall 2015, fill out Author Agreement Form for Electronic Master's Theses and submit it via email to scholarworks@sonoma.edu. Attach your thesis in a PDF format. The Library will notify you when the upload is complete. 

For students entering graduate programs in fall 2015 or after, please work with the Graduate Studies Office to complete submission of your thesis.

Still have questions?

For more information about thesis submission, contact Rita Premo in the University Library at scholarworks@sonoma.edu or 707-664-4196.