Rowan University Theses and Dissertations

Rowan University Libraries collects and makes available Rowan University theses and dissertations in a variety of formats, including paper, microfilm, microfiche, and complete electronic text. Rowan University Libraries is now in the process of migrating most Rowan University theses and dissertation records to a single source, with links to full text when available.

Finding Rowan Theses and Dissertations

To ensure a complete search, Rowan University Libraries recommends searching both the library catalog and Rowan Digital Works.  Some Rowan University theses and dissertations are also available through ProQuest.


Rowan University Libraries Catalog

Theses and dissertations are included in the library catalog from the early 1950s. They are predominantly in paper format, but some do appear in microform. Links to full text are added as text becomes available.

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RDW – Rowan Digital Works

Since 2012, Rowan University theses and dissertations have been submitted in electronic format only. Starting in 2016, they are housed in Rowan Digital Works, a digital repository that will also include open access scholarly works by Rowan University authors.

Search Theses and Dissertations in RDW

*If you are the author of a Rowan University (or Glassboro State College) thesis or dissertation produced before 2010, and you do not want your document to be publicly available in RDW, you must complete and submit this form.  


ProQuest Dissertation Publishing [PQDP]

Rowan University dissertations submitted before 2012, and both theses and dissertations submitted from fall 2015 forward, may be searched in ProQuest Digital Dissertations. 

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