To browse dissertations and theses by academic department or program, please go to the Schools, Colleges, and Departments page.
- Open Access Dissertations:
This collection contains open access dissertations. The full content is available to all, although some files may have embargoes placed on them. The embargoes are usually for a period of six months.
- Dissertations available from Proquest:
Full text is available to UMass faculty, students, and staff on campus through this site. No login is required.
Off-campus UMass Amherst users may download dissertations by logging into the libraries' proxy server with your UMass Amherst OIT username and password. Links to log in to the proxy server are at the top of each dissertation page.
Non-UMass Amherst users, may purchase copies of dissertations from Proquest or talk to your librarian about borrowing a copy through Interlibrary Loan. (Some titles may also be available free of charge in our Open Access Dissertation Collection, so please check there first.)
Access to abstracts is unrestricted.
- Masters Theses:
This collection contains both open access Masters theses and campus access Masters theses.
Open Access Masters Theses will be marked with the document type “Open Access”. The full content is available to all.
Campus Access Masters Theses will be marked with the document type “Campus Access”. The full content is available to those using a computer on the UMass Amherst campus, to those with an UMass Amherst OIT username and password, or through interlibrary loan.