Thesis/Dissertation Submission


Theses and dissertations are submitted to the Graduate School electronically. When you submit your thesis or dissertation, the Graduate School is accepting it as a finished document; the Graduate School will review the document for format problems only. Once the Graduate School has reviewed the formatting of your thesis or dissertation, you will receive an email to let you know whether any corrections are required. You will then have 1 week to make the changes and upload the revised version.

Final items submitted to the Graduate School

1. Upload your thesis or dissertation to the ProQuest ETD site.

2. The following items are submitted to the Graduate School AFTER or DURING uploading your document and prior to the final graduation deadline:

  • Thesis/Dissertation Submission Form and Document Approval (your document will not be reviewed by the Graduate School until we receive both pages of this form). The completed and signed forms can be uploaded to the ProQuest site during ETD submission (as an Administrative Document) or can be submitted hardcopy to the Graduate School by 5pm on the deadline day.
    • Submission Form (page 1): Provides student contact information and information about the citation/footnote style used in the thesis or dissertation.
    • Document Approval (page 2): Requires original signatures of you and your chair or co-chairs and advisor (if applicable). The chair or co-chairs must have the approval of ALL your committee members to allow your document to be certified.


  • Ph.D. Students Only: Complete Doctoral Survey Form: It is important that you complete the Survey of Earned Doctorates. Individual reports are kept confidential and are used for statistical purposes only. We can assure you that the information provided by this national survey is extremely helpful to graduate schools, workforce planning and funding agencies and interested individuals.

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