Contains open versions of all UND electronic dissertations and theses (ETDs) from 2011 to present. ETDs written prior to 2011 are in the process of being digitized and may be available depending on department. Use the search bar to find theses by author, title, or keyword.
Complete digitized versions of UND dissertations from 1996 to present and UND theses 2012 to present. Click the Full-Text PDF icon to download. Dissertations prior to 1996 are indexed in this database but not digitized. See Print Versions (below) for instructions.
Find links below for both the UND Scholarly Commons and the Dissertations & Theses database
Sometimes there is a delay between when the work is submitted to the Graduate School and when it is digitized -- stated time is 3 weeks.
If the author of a dissertation requests that her/his document be embargoed for a period of time (usually 6 months, 1 year, or 2 years), the Library cannot catalog the bound copy, so it will not be found with a UND catalog search. The citation and abstract of the dissertation will be found in the Dissertation & Theses Database, but the full document will not be available until the embargo is lifted.
Honors theses dating from 1966 are kept in Special Collections on the 4th floor of the Chester Fritz Library.
(On the book shelves with the call number UTYear. Example: UT2006 for ones written in 2006.)
Independent Studies are NOT kept in the library--contact the academic department.
The geology department has digitized their theses and dissertations from 1913 to the present and made them available on the UND Scholarly Commons in the following collections:
To view print copies please visit the Geology library.