Final Submissions

The dissertation defense and any changes recommended by the dissertation committee must occur prior to the final submission, and departments must review and approve dissertations after these changes have been completed.

Ask your graduate program administrator how much advance notice is required for the departmental review. You must upload a copy of the Departmental Approval Form in order to file your dissertation.

Submit your dissertation through the ProQuest ETD Administrator. Remember to complete the Survey of Earned Doctorates in advance so you can upload the Certificate of Completion.

The final version of your dissertation is due no later than 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 4. Earlier submissions are welcome!

Please use the Dissertation Checklist as you move through the submission process on the ETD Administrator.

If you experience technical difficulties with your final submission, please contact the Dissertation Office or ETD Tech Support as soon as possible.

After submitting your dissertation, you should not make any changes unless requested to do so by Dissertation Office staff.

Check your email on a daily basis.  We will let you know if we need additional material from you, and we will let you know when your submission is complete and in order.