ETD Approval Process
The submission and review process for both Dissertations and Master's Theses are similar except for some minor differences:
- For Spring Graduation, the ETD approval deadline for Doctoral candidates is April 1 and May 15 for Master's candidates.
- Doctoral candidates are required to complete the Survey of Earned Doctorates in order to graduate.
A dissertation or thesis should only be uploaded AFTER the faculty adviser has signed off on the final, approved version of the thesis or dissertation. It is highly recommended you upload your thesis or dissertation at least one week prior to the established ETD approval deadline to allow sufficient time to make any required formatting changes to your document. Note: a single formatting review takes about 2 business days to complete.
In this section you will find the following information:
- ETD Approval Deadlines
- Steps in Submission
- Best Practices
- ProQuest ETD Administrator Site
- ETD Review Process
- Checklist for Graduation
ETD Workshop Slides:
Crossing the Finish Line: Uploading Your Electronic Thesis or Dissertation (ETD)