Electronic Thesis & 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.

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What is an ETD?

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.

Before you proceed:

Please review the Formatting Guidelines for specific instructions on how your thesis or dissertation should be formatted and Electronic Thesis and Dissertation FAQs Page for frequently asked questions regarding electronic thesis and dissertation submission.

Deadlines for ETD Submission

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

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. Please review the Graduate School's Thesis and Dissertation Delayed Release (Embargo) policy for more information.

Beginning the ETD Process

After you have reviewed the formatting guidelines, FAQ page, deadlines and required documents, you should begin the ETD process by selecting the link below.

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