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Last Updated: Jul 25, 2017     Views: 6049


An academic thesis or dissertation is a large research paper written by students in order to complete their master's or doctoral degrees (PhD).  Generally, "thesis" refers to a Master's degree and "dissertation" refers to a Doctoral degree.


If you are interested in finding doctoral level works, see our FAQ items on Dissertations. There are a few online dissertations below under the College of Education and Integrative Studies

thesesIf you know the title or the author of a project or thesis, you can search for it as an ordinary book in our Library Catalog.  If you would like a browsable listing instead, click on the links below to search the Library Catalog. These searches are limited to campus entities listed as having a graduate program in the 2005-2007 Campus catalog.  There are a few online copies (see the links below), but the the majority of the thesis are in paper copy here in the library,  and so you will have to come into the library to get them. Be sure to get the call numbers of the specific theses or projects from the Library Catalog (You can use the searches below) before going to the shelves; like subjects are not grouped together, so you cannot easily browse the collection.


College of Agriculture


Master of Science in Agriculture Theses (retrieves very broadly)

Master of Science in Agriculture (Dept of Animal and Vet Science) Theses

Food Marketing and Agribusiness Management/Agricultural Education Theses

Master of Science in Agriculture Nutrition and Food Science Option Theses | Online Theses

Plant Science Option Theses

College of Business Administration


(MBA) Theses | Projects | Online Theses

Model theses/projects at 2nd floor Circulation / Reserve Desk: Theses | Projects

College of Education and Integrative Studies


Education Theses | Projects

Educational Administration and Leadership Doctoral Dissertations (2006-2013 in Proquest)

Educational Leadership Doctoral Disserations (2015+) on Bronco Scholar

College of Engineering Theses

College of Environmental Design


Architecture Theses

Environmental Design Theses or Projects

Landscape Architecture Theses | Project  | Online Thesis

Regenerative Studies Theses

Urban and Regional Planning Theses

College of Science


Biological Sciences Theses | Online Theses 

Chemistry Theses

Computer Science Theses | Online Theses

Geological Sciences  Theses |  Online Theses
Kinesiology and Health Promotion Theses
| Online via Oregon PDF (One thesis)

Mathematics and Statistics Theses | Online Theses

College of Letters, Arts and Science


Economics ThesesOnline Theses | Online Projects
Theses | Online Theses

History Theses
Psychology (No theses produced)
Political Science (Master of Public Administration)
Theses | Projects

Collins College of Hospitality Management Thesis | Online Theses |  Projects | Online Projects 


Disclaimer: The searches on this page sometimes include theses or projects from other departments, or may not include all items due to changes in program name.


If a department or college name has changed, merged or been discontinued, you will need to craft a keyword search in the Library Catalog using the old name if you want items from these old entities. Examples:


polytechnic pomona dept of agricultural science/vocational agriculture (before ~1991)

California State Polytechnic University Pomona Dept Of Nutrition And Consumer Sciences (1996)

thesis polytechnic pomona dept of foods and nutrition and home economics (before ~ 1996)

thesis polytechnic pomona dept of health, physical education and recreation (before ~ 1994)

thesis polytechnic pomona school of agriculture (before ~1990)

thesis polytechnic pomona dept of animal science (before ~1993)

thesis polytechnic pomona school of engineering (before ~1990)

thesis polytechnic pomona teacher preparation center (before ~1989)

project polytechnic pomona teacher preparation center (before ~1988)

Here is a map to the 4th floor thesis area, where many of the theses and projects are shelved.

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