Theses, Dissertations, Capstones, & Portfolios

The Library requires OHSU students to submit an electronic copy of their master’s thesis, doctoral dissertation, capstone or portfolio. They will be accessible in the Student Scholar Archive.

Students should email their electronic copy in PDF format along with these forms to Workstations in the library are set up with all necessary applications. Limited support can be arranged prior to submission. Other files, such as audio, video or images, may also be included. Students may submit their electronic copy by email or flash drive.

Options for Electronic Publishing

  • The document is published as "open access" and is made available for worldwide access immediately. This is the recommended option.
  • The document is published on "delayed" or "secured" release. Reasons for this may include waiting for publication of sections of the thesis, waiting for patent applications to process, or for other valid reasons which would be determined by the school with guidance from the thesis advisor and student. The maximum period for this delay is three years. At the end of this time, the thesis will be released for worldwide access.

If you have any questions about your thesis, doctoral dissertation, capstone or portfolio, please contact Kelly Wellington at or 503-494-3491.

The OHSU Library no longer accepts print copies. Students should check with their departments for any additional requirements. The OHSU Library recommends those who desire bound or printed copies to utilize commercially available services.