The Dissertation


The Dissertation Office provides advanced doctoral candidates with dissertation guidelines and forms including the application to defend the dissertation and the final deposit and award of the PhD degree. The Dissertation Office also receives academic progress inquiries and applications for the Master of Philosophy (MPhil) degree.

Dissertation Toolkit

Dissertation Prospectus

All students must submit a written statement in sufficient detail and analytic specificity to define the research problem.

Electronic Deposit Gateway

Once you have successfully defended your dissertation, you are required to complete your dissertation deposit.
Fellowships & Awards

Lindt Dissertation Fellowship

The Lindt Fellowship enables exceptionally well-qualified PhD candidates to complete their dissertations during the period of tenure.

Zuckerman Dissertation Fellowship

This fellowship is awarded to applicants whose proposals address core concerns in the history, philosophy, and/or sociology of science.

Bancroft Award

The Bancroft Awards were established by the Trustees of Columbia University to make possible the publication of up to two dissertations in the areas of American history (including biography), diplomacy, or international relations.