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 ProQuest's ETD 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.

Public Access of Theses and Dissertations Policy

Per UB's Public Access of Theses and Dissertations policy, after your degree is awarded, your thesis or dissertation will be delivered to and available in perpetuity through the UB Institutional Repository (UBIR) and to ProQuest, where your document will be microfilmed, indexed and stored in ProQuest’s dissertations and theses database, the world’s largest recognized repository of graduate student research.

Deadlines for ETD Submission

For degree conferral on:
Sept. 1, 2019 Feb. 1, 2020 June 1, 2020
ETD Submission is due:
Aug. 9, 2019 Jan. 17, 2020
May 15, 2020

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 (Delayed Release) Request

If you wish to delay the release of your thesis or dissertation because it contains proprietary data or has patents pending, you must submit an Request for Embargo (Delayed Release) of Thesis or Dissertation to the Graduate School at the time of your ETD submission. Please review the Graduate School's Embargo (Delayed Release) of Thesis and Dissertation 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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