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This fee is used, in part, to pay for the service that archives all theses and dissertations submitted to the University of Missouri.
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The release form must be signed by you and your advisor and uploaded to Canvas.Download the Electronic Master's Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation Release Form (pdf)
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