Master’s students who complete a thesis and all PhD and EdD students, must electronically submit their final thesis or dissertation to the Graduate School via the UB/ProQuest UMI submission website. This is a requirement for degree conferral.
An ETD is an electronic version of a thesis or dissertation. ETD's are formatted like paper theses or dissertations (title page, table of contents, page numbering, tables, figures, references, etc.) but are submitted to the Graduate School as a PDF file via our ETD Administrator website.
After your degree is awarded, your thesis or dissertation will be delivered to the UB Libraries and to ProQuest/UMI, where your document will be microfilmed, indexed and stored in ProQuest’s Digital Dissertations and Theses Database, the world’s largest recognized repository of graduate student research.
|For degree conferral on:
||February 1, 2018||June 1, 2018||September 1, 2018
|ETD Submission is due:
||January 19, 2018||May 18, 2018||August 10, 2018|
In addition to the formal submission of your thesis or dissertation, the following documents must be submitted to the Graduate School for graduation:
If you need to delay the release of your thesis or dissertation
because it contains proprietary data, or has patents pending, you
must submit an Embargo Request Form to the Graduate School at
the time of your ETD submission. Please review the Graduate
and Dissertation Delayed Release (Embargo) policy for more
After you have reviewed the formatting guidelines, FAQ page,
deadlines and required documents, you should begin the ETD process
by selecting the link below.