To request a thesis from the finding aid: click the check box located on the right for the thesis you would like to see in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room, and then scroll back to the top of the container list document and click “Submit Request” button in the red-rimmed box at top. This should lead you directly to your Special Collections Research Account to complete the request.
To request access to these publications go to the appropriate CLIO record and click on the link that says “Request from Special Collections”. At this point you may be prompted to log back into your Special Collections Research Account to schedule the retrieval date and the request should be listed in your account.
After 1987/1988 you can find annual lists of Doctoral Dissertations in Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) Convocation Programs which can be accessed via our Commencement Collection. To request access to the cataloged publications go to the appropriate CLIO record and click on the link that says “Request from Special Collections”. At this point you may be prompted to log back into your Special Collections Research Account to schedule the retrieval date and once you do that you should see the request listed in your account.
School of the Arts Writing Division MFA theses can be found in the Columbia University library catalog, CLIO. They usually have a call number that begins with ARTSMA.
The MS Projects and MA Theses completed by students at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism are housed at Columbia University Libraries. The most recent four years' projects and theses are kept at the Journalism Library, 204 Pulitzer Hall. Earlier years may be found on the lower level of Lehman Library, in the School of International and Public Affairs. MS projects are available at Lehman Library back to 1957; the online listing covers 1927 to the present.
Bound volumes of Master's projects and theses do not circulate—they must be read at the library.
The most recent five years of broadcast Master's projects and theses are available for loan from the Journalism Library Reserves Collection and circulate for 2 days. Projects from earlier years may be requested at the Lehman Library Reserves Desk. To request a radio or television project, you must know the author's name and their year of graduation.
An online index to many of these Journalism master's essays is available via the Journalism Library's website. If you have further questions please contact the Journalism Librarian by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 212-854-0390.
To find Master's Essay and Doctoral Dissertation titles and authors, please consult the set of publications linked to below. Printed by the Libraries, these volumes list authors alphabetically and arrange essays by department for a particular year. Please note that some volumes list only Masters' Essays, some only Dissertations and only a few print both.