Answered By: Heidi Herr
Last Updated: Apr 28, 2017     Views: 11596

Since 2013, Ph.D. dissertations produced by JHU students are available in our repository JScholarship

In addition, JHU Ph.D dissertations are usually findable within the ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database.

  • The full text is available from 1997 to the present; before that, only abstracts are available online. For those older JHU dissertations, consult the Archives staff in Special Collections in the Brody on M-Level ( Or, if you know the title or author, look it up in the library catalog.

Master’s theses are also included in JScholarship.  This has been optional since 2013.

  •  Master's theses are not included in the ProQuest database, so they are not available in any form from ProQuest. 
  • JHU Master’s theses that are available in print form can be requested from the JHU Archives staff ( You will need to know either the author or title or both.
  • If you need help identifying the names of students who graduated in specific years, the archives staff maintains a collection of commencement programs to facilitate your search. 
  • Master’s theses written for the Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) departments are also discoverable through Catalyst, our online catalog.  Circulating print copies of AAP theses are available from the Washington Library Resources Center (WLRC). Details on searching and accessing AAP theses can be found on the DC Regional Library Resource Centers website.


  • Not all schools and programs require writing and submission of Master’s theses. 
  • Practicum and capstone projects have not been collected by the Archives, with some exceptions; e.g., real estate practicums produced by Carey Business School Real Estate program master’s degree students are now being collected, although not cataloged.
  • Some schools or programs may keep an uncataloged collection of practicums, capstone projects, or dissertations  on-site. Contact the specific program or school to ask if they have such a collection.

If you have further questions, please contact:

  • David Reynolds (for dissertations and theses from September 2013 to the present)
  • Archives (for earlier dates) [archives@lists.johnshopkins] 


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