Capstones & Dissertations

Capstone Projects

Ginn library can help you with all aspects of your capstone writing, from research help and literature reviews to citing your sources and more. Our Fletcher Capstone Project Research Guide can get you started. If you need more help, please make an appointment with a reference librarian.

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Once it is complete, you have the option to submit your capstone to the Tufts Digital Library.

If you would like to use the standard cover sheet, please download the appropriate one for your degree, fill it out by changing anything in ALL CAPS to reflect your information, and add it to the start of your capstone before continuing:


The following policies apply:

  • In order to deposit your work in the Tufts Digital Library, you will be required to grant us certain rights. Without these rights, we cannot make your work accessible for scholarly or educational use. In agreeing to this license, you retain copyright to your work.
  • MALD and MIB capstones are automatically accepted upon submission.
  • LLM capstones are only accepted with pre-approval from the LLM program. See Joel Trachtman in the LLM office for more information.
  • MA capstones are only accepted with pre-approval from the MA program. See Jenifer Burckett-Picker in the MA office for more information.
  • The submitted file must be in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format.
  • Before you begin the submission process, please rename the file with your surname (i.e., lastname.doc or lastname.docx).


A selection of previously submitted capstone projects can be found on the Fletcher website here:


Ginn Library can help with all aspects of your dissertation. The Fletcher Guide for Preparations of Dissertations can answer many questions about formatting, citing your sources, and submitting your dissertation. If you need other research help, such as  help finding sources or data, make an appointment with a librarian.