University of Miami Theses and Dissertations

University of Miami Libraries hold approximately 9,100 theses and dissertations submitted from 1943 to the present. They can be searched by author and title via Richter’s Library Online Catalog. The collection is in print format and it is kept at our Off-Campus Storage Facility.

Please request circulation copies of the theses and dissertations by using the “Request” function in the catalog or ask for assistance at the Circulation Desk. Non-UM users may request an item by contacting Access at It will take a day or two for the library to retrieve items from the off-site facility.

Archival copies of the theses and dissertations are managed by the University Archives.  We will not serve patrons with archival copies unless circulation copies are unavailable.

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The University of Miami Libraries have digitized over 4,000 theses and dissertations created since 1961 presented by the University of Miami Graduate School, which supports masters-level and doctoral programs on the Coral Gables campus, at the Miller School of Medicine, and at the Rosenstiel School of Marine, Atmospheric, and Earth Science.  Please go to Scholarship@Miami to access them in PDF format by title, author, and publication year.

Undergraduate Honors Theses

The Undergraduate Honors Theses Collection contains theses written by University of Miami undergraduate students from 1989 to 2010.  University Honors (summa cum laude, magna cum laude and cum laude) are determined by a minimum GPA unique to the school or college from which the student is graduating. University honors only applies to undergraduate students.

Please visit the Undergraduate Honors Theses collection to research them by title, author, and publication year. The collection is in print format, and it is served at the Special Collections Reading Room.