All departments require a dissertation in partial fulfillment of the doctoral degree. The dissertation should constitute an original work of a scholarly nature. The student must meet with the advisor to determine the appropriate paperwork and establish a timeline to meet all requirements of the academic department, academic college, and College of Graduate Studies. Students are required to submit their dissertation electronically by uploading to OhioLINK and to publish their document with ProQuest by selecting the transfer paper option in OhioLINK. Procedures for proper submission of a dissertation are available on the College of Graduate Studies' website. The Manual for the Formatting of Graduate Dissertations and Theses authorized by the Graduate Council is available on the site which details the requirements for preparing your document.