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Dissertations and Theses

Resources for finding and writing theses & dissertations at Tufts

Browse the pages of this guide for information on finding graduate theses & dissertations and Senior Honors Theses at Tufts; resources for writing and submitting a thesis or dissertation; and resources for locating dissertations written by authors at other institutions to use in your research. Get in touch with any questions about this guide or your research.

Find Graduate theses & dissertations

Search for Tufts master's theses and Ph.D. dissertations in JumboSearch. You’ll find records for both print and digital, and links to the digital version where available.

You can also browse for Tufts theses & dissertations in Dissertations & Theses @ Tufts, with full text available for:

  • Most PhD dissertations after 1996
  • Most master's theses after 2005

Find Senior honors theses

Tufts undergraduate theses that have been submitted in print form are housed in Tufts Archival Research Center (TARC). More information and a list of theses submitted through 2015 is available from TARC. 

Theses that have been submitted electronically are available in the Tufts Digital Library. Students began submitting theses electronically in 2010.

To find senior honors theses for a specific department:

  1. Visit the Advanced Search page in the Tufts Digital Library
  2. Enter the name of the department in the "Creator Department" search box [note that this is not the "Creator" search box, which comes first. Scroll past that to "Creator Department"]. For longer department names you can use a few keywords instead of entering the whole name.
  3. Click Search
  4. On the left side of the results page, open the Collections limit and click "Senior honors theses"

Please note that because undergraduates are not required to submit a copy to TARC, your results won't be a complete set of all honors theses written for a particular department.

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