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Thesis and Dissertation Guide: FAQ

Thesis and dissertation guide is intended to provide students with the information necessary to create and submit their thesis works.

Frequently Asked Questions


Where do I find the paperwork to submit my work?

The Submission Form PDF can be on the first page of this Research Guide. There is also a link at the end of this list.

How do I insure that my citations are proper?

The Lehman Library website offers Research Guides on the subject. Citations Research Guides can be found at

Email, CD, or USB?

No preferences. We can arrange to return USB drives upon request.

What files sizes do you accept?

Lehman's Sharepoint system accepts files up to 50 MB. Works larger than that (visual material, videos) will be accepted on a USB drive, CD or DVD and  kept on the shelf.

What is IRB?

The Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects (IRB) is dedicated to the protection of human research subjects by fostering the ethical conduct of research at Lehman College and ensuring compliance with federal and state regulations pertaining to research with human beings. More information can be found at Lehman College's Institutional Review Board website

What about copyright? Should I protect my work? How about materials that I quote in my paper?

(C)OPYRIGHT @ CUNY is the university's copyright portal where you can find answers to these questions and more. Go to

Who are the departmental thesis advisers?

Lehman posts a list of graduate advisers on its website at

When will my thesis be made available?

Master's Theses are uploaded within 30 days of submission.

Is this the same as Academic Works? Will my paper be found on CUNY's Academic Works? 

The Master's Thesis Digital Repository is a Lehman College database that is separate from Academic Works. CUNY's  Academic Works tends to focus more on doctoral and published work. 

Submission Guidelines

Fill out and email the attached paperwork along with your thesis in .PDF format to .  Theses and submission forms can also be saved on a Flash drive or CD-ROM and delivered to the Library Reference Desk.

Below is the link to the Word and PDF version of the guidelines to print and/or download: