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Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Submission

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. ETDs 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 site.

After your degree is awarded, your thesis/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.

Before Proceeding:

Please review the Formatting Guidelines and Electronic Thesis/Dissertation FAQ Page for important information.

Deadlines for ETD Submission

For Degree Conferral On:
June 1, 2017 September 1, 2017
February 1, 2018
ETD Submission is due:
May 19, 2017 August 11, 2017 January 19, 2018

Required Documents

In addition to the formal submission of your thesis or dissertation, the following documents must be submitted to the Graduate School for graduation:

Embargo Request

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.

Begin the ETD Submission Process

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