Submitting Your Thesis or Dissertation Electronically

The following guidelines, resources, and templates are here to support graduate students as they format their theses and/or dissertations for ProQuest submission, which is required for graduation.

Please direct all questions about Electronic Thesis and Dissertation (ETD) submissions that are not addressed here to your school-level ETD contact listed in the righthand sidebar.

The University of Kansas requires that all students whose degree programs require the defense of a thesis or dissertation must publish their research in order to fulfill degree requirements. The publication requirement is satisfied by submitting the Electronic Thesis or Dissertation (ETD) to UMI/ProQuest. You may review the policies governing master's theses and doctoral dissertations for more information.

Your thesis or dissertation should meet all of the formatting requirements laid out in KU's ETD Formatting Guidelines. 

Please note: The final document you submit electronically must contain only your thesis or dissertation and the scholarly apparatus as described in these formatting guidelines. It must not include any prior publications or other scholarly or creative works.

Before you submit your thesis or dissertation, make sure you have gathered the following:

The following materials may also be helpful as you prepare your final submission:

ProQuest ETD Administrator

Submit and publish your Electronic Thesis or Dissertation (ETD) to UMI/ProQuest.