Academic Policies & Procedures

Doctoral Students

Dissertation Submission and Publication

After the final examination in defense of the dissertation has been passed and the dissertation has been approved, Ph.D. degree candidates must submit the dissertation online at Students must follow the directions at this Web site to submit dissertations properly.

  • The online dissertation submission form asks students to identify their departments. The "School of Public Health - Bloomington" should be selected in that field on the form.
  • Next, the form asks for a student's main subject category. School of Public Health - Bloomington majors are not listed; select the "Health Sciences— General" subject category.
  • Finally, in the field for additional subject categories, enter your major: environmental health, epidemiology, health behavior, human performance, or leisure behavior.

The online dissertation submission Web site contains complete instructions. However, if a problem is encountered, contact the University Graduate School at (812) 855-1117. Candidates for the Ph.D. must follow the guidelines and procedures for completing the dissertation, as outlined in the University Graduate School Bulletin. These guidelines and procedures are available at

In addition to online submission of the dissertation, specific items must be obtained, completed, and submitted to the Indiana University Graduate School recorder. These items include a Survey of Earned Doctorate Form, a signed acceptance page, and a signed research abstract. Please contact the University Graduate School recorder at (812) 855-1117 if you have questions about these required items.

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