Congratulations; it's time to publish your work! Electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs) by students in Duke Graduate School programs are submitted and managed via ProQuest. Graduate School policy requires all ETDs be made publicly available in both ProQuest and DukeSpace.
Once ETDs receive final approval, they are made available via the ProQuest Dissertation and Theses database. PDFs and data are then uploaded to DukeSpace by the end of the following semester. This means that your ETD will always be available in ProQuest before it is available in DukeSpace. Any embargo release date applied in ProQuest will be the same in DukeSpace.
For more information on the Graduate School timeline and process for submitting ETDs, visit their Theses and Dissertations guide.
The maximum embargo for any thesis or dissertation is five years. Initial embargoes of six, twelve, or twenty-four months are applied to ETDs during the ProQuest submission process. Duke Graduate School policy mandates that the embargo period must be the same for both ProQuest and DukeSpace.