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Theses & Dissertations

In general, theses and dissertations are research-based, written works that are required for students to complete a degree. The main difference between the two is that dissertations are meant to fill gaps in a subject area-- something that has either not been studied, or studied minimally. At Cal State LA, theses are required for master's degrees, and dissertations are for doctoral programs.


To learn more go to Guide to Preparation of Theses, Project Reports, and Dissertations.


At the Library, we have access to theses and dissertations from Cal State LA, as well as ones from universities across the globe.

To search for:

John F. Kennedy Memorial Library
California State University, Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032-8300
323-343-3988