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Theses, Dissertations, & Projects: Information for Students & Alumni

Information for Students & Alumni

Library Services collects digital copies of theses, dissertations, and research projects produced by Springfield College students. Questions about Library Service’s collection of these documents can be sent to Patrick Hartsfield at or 413-748-3784.

Theses & Dissertations

All official theses and dissertations are submitted to and processed by the Office of Academic Affairs. Procedures and more information are available on the PrideNET Thesis / Dissertation Submission page. Questions about submission and requirements may be directed to

Once completed, Academic Affairs provides Library Services with a digital copy of the document. The contents are verified and the document is permanently stored in our digital archive, and is also made available online as part of our digital collections. The student will receive a final official digital copy along with instructions on how to order bound copies of their thesis or dissertation for personal use.

Research Projects

Library Services collects research projects from selected programs and makes them available online as part of our digital collections. We currently accept approved research projects from the following programs: Art Therapy, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Human Services, Physical Education and Health Education, and Educational Studies. Check with your program for details on approval and submission procedures if you are interested in having your project added to our digital collections.

Personal Bound Copies

Students wishing to have a professionally bound copy of their thesis or dissertation for personal use may order them online through our customized portal ( using the digital file we will send and a credit card.

Link to FAQ (

A few things to note (some of these are in the FAQ):

  • On the order form, we recommend uploading the PDF first and filling out the form while it is processing which can take several minutes depending on the length of the thesis. When the pdf is ready, you'll receive a pop-up notification and a button will appear at the bottom of the form to continue to the next step.

  • Several fields on the order form are predefined to conform with existing Springfield College specifications.

  • If your thesis includes pages requiring color, make sure the color option is selected in step 2 of the order process.

  • The order form has a cost calculator to estimate the cost of your order.

  • Shipping is not available to PO boxes or addresses outside of the United States.

  • Orders cannot be shipped to multiple addresses.

  • Orders are usually shipped two weeks from the order date (one-week rush service is available).

  • This is a new service, so we appreciate any feedback.

For questions or if problems arise when placing an order, contact HF Group at 800-334-3628 or