Request for Approval to Withhold a Dissertation/Thesis from the Public Domain

Form Type: Master’s Thesis/Doctoral Dissertation
Form For: Current Students and Faculty and Staff


This form may be completed when time is required for completion and submission of a significant manuscript or patent application for a device or idea that might emerge from the thesis research; when the thesis describes something of considerable monetary potential which could, if you were given an opportunity to develop it, benefit you or the University; when funding for the research was provided by a commercial company which has requested a delay in publication; when the thesis deals with a potentially dangerous product or process, or potential cure for a disease, for which you need more testing time before public release of the information.

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