The Complete Guide to Researching, Writing, and Presenting Your 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 Ph.D. degree.

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The Dissertation Office also receives academic progress inquiries and applications for the Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) degree.

The Dissertation Office is located in 107 Low Memorial Library and is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

GSAS Dissertation Office
Columbia University
107 Low Memorial Library, MC 4304
535 West 116th Street
New York, NY 10027
[email protected]

Fax: (212) 854-2863, though scanned documents via email are preferred.