Dissertations and Theses at UGA

The University of Georgia has both electronic and print theses and dissertations.


Online availability

UGA Theses & Dissertations database
  • Full text online 1999 - current
  • For UGA dissertations & theses earlier than 1999, search our GIL-Find library catalog for print copies
Proquest Dissertations and Theses Global Full Text
  • Full text access to over 2 million dissertations and theses from academic institutions around the world 
  • Includes full text UGA dissertations & theses Fall 2019 - current, plus full text for some UGA dissertations pre-2000


Note: Some authors restrict access to their electronic thesis or dissertation for 2 years after graduation. During this period, some theses and dissertations may be either completely restricted or limited to on-campus use. UGA affiliates can view them on campus or through the vLAB service. For UGA Theses and Dissertations, our 1999 - Summer 2001 coverage is partial.


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Print dissertations and theses



Search the GIL-Find catalog to find records for both print and electronic dissertations and theses. Make sure to add the keywords “University of Georgia” and “dissertation” or “thesis” to your search in the GIL-Find catalog. You can also limit to Dissertation/Theses using the Format filter on the left. Dissertations and theses up through 2001 are available in print, and are held in our storage facility or in Special Collections.


  • Storage Facility: UGA affiliates can request most dissertations from off-site storage in the GIL-Find catalog. Sign in in order to request pickup. We will email you when the item is available. If you are affiliated with UGA, you are usually able to check them out.

Off-site storage sign-in page

  • Special Collections: There are also some dissertations and theses at Special Collections. Click the Request to view at Special Collections link in the GIL-Find Catalog. Special Collections copies cannot be checked out and must be viewed on-site.

View at special collections link under Request Options


Non-UGA users


Most of the dissertations in UGA Theses & Dissertations are available for public use. If the thesis or dissertation you want is not available online due to age or restriction to on-campus use only, place a request for the dissertation or thesis through your home library’s interlibrary loan department.

Non-UGA visitors can view print copies of dissertations and theses on-campus. To request to view a print copy stored at the Repository, please contact Access Services:


How are ETDs processed?


Graduate students submit their completed dissertation or thesis to Proquest. Then, the Libraries adds them to UGA Theses & Dissertations and begins to catalog them in the Gil-Find catalog. They are also listed in WorldCat for interlibrary loan requests to non-UGA users. If you have recently graduated and need more information about the status of your thesis or dissertation, contact the Graduate School at gradinfo@uga.edu


Learn more about the Graduate School's submission requirements


Check out the Graduate School's Thesis & Dissertation Requirements and the UGA Libraries' Guide to Scholarly Publishing & Communication.