Doctoral Dissertation Binding for students of  Master's International University of Divinity Doctoral Dissertation Binding for students of Master's International University of Divinity

Dissertation Binding Instructions

IMPORTANT:  The following instructions supersede previous dissertation binding information.  Doctoral students will regard these instructions as the official and only acceptable method of completing the final requirements for the publication of the doctoral dissertation.


Master's official bindry is Smith-Shattuck Bookbinding.  They will bind your dissertation manuscript into book form. You may order as many bound dissertations as you desire. One copy must be forwarded to the University for archival purposes.  MIUD will accept black on white dissertation printing only.  Hard copies are not sent for binding.  Your dissertation must be sent to the binder in PDF file format only.


When your manuscript has been accepted by your doctoral committee and the committee has signed the cover page, forward the approved manuscript along with the signed cover page to Smith-Shattuck using the process below: 

  1. Visit their web site at the link below and complete the contact form.  You will select "Thesis" as the type of project.  In the "Tell us about your project" box, include as the last statement that you will forward your manuscript as a pdf email attachment. 
  2. Smith-Shattuck Bookbinding contact form.
  3. Email your document as a PDF file attachment only to:
  4. The current pricing for this service is listed below.  The final price may vary depending on your presonal requests.
  5. Be sure to forward one copy of your bound dissertation to the University. 

Additional Helpful Information from the Smith-Shattuck

  • The paper we use is Strathmore Writing and is 25% cotton 24 pound weight.  We require a PDF file sent to us by email in order to do the printing.
  • The margin requirements are 1.5 inches on the left and 1 inch on all other side.
  • The final binding price will be confirmed by email.
MIUD Doctoral Dissertation Cover Page
This is the file download for the MIUD Doctoral Dissertation Cover Page. This document must be completed, and sent to MIUD to be signed, and then included as the first page of your dissertation FOR EACH COPY YOU WISH TO BE BOUND - BEFORE your dissertation is sent for binding.
MIUD Dissertation Cover Page.docx
Microsoft Word document [14.7 KB]


MIUD Approved Binder

2018 Price Listing

Note:  Library Standard binding is most common form of binding.

Smith - Shattuck Bookbinding Fees Smith - Shattuck Bookbinding Fees
Smith-Shattuck Bookbinding
759 State Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
(609) 497-1445

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