Q. How can I find Johns Hopkins University dissertations and theses?
Answered By: Heidi Herr Last Updated: Mar 16, 2020 Views: 23082
The full text is available from 1997 to the present; before that, only abstracts are available online. For those older JHU dissertations, consult the staff in Special Collections . Or, if you know the title or author, look it up in thelibrary catalog .
- Since the library switched to electronic copies only in 2013, not all dissertation authors have elected to send their dissertation to ProQuest. Instead, try JScholarship.
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 . 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 theAdvanced Academic Programs (AAP) departments are also discoverable through Catalyst, our online catalog. Circulating print copies of AAP theses are available from theSheridan Libraries @ Columbia, DC, & Montgomery .
- Students may elect to embargo publication of their thesis or dissertation for up to four years. So, for example, a December 2016 graduate’s dissertation could be available in JScholarship as soon as February 2017 or as late as February 2021.
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 byCarey 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:
- Electronic Theses & Dissertation Staff
(for dissertations and theses from September 2013 to the present)
- Special Collections and Archives Staff