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Submitting Electronic Theses + Dissertations

Graduate students are required to submit an electronic copy of the final version of their successfully defended thesis or dissertation (ETD) to the Tuttleman Library before they are permitted to graduate.

These works will be added to the Gratz College Academic Commons after reception and made available electronically through the webpage. Students also have the option to publish their work in the ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global database (see more information below).

The Tuttleman Library does not accept physical copies of student manuscripts.

Only current Gratz faculty and students have access to the Academic Commons.


  • Students must submit an electronic copy of the final version of their successfully defended dissertation or thesis, to the library using the Graduate ETD Submission Form.  The item must be submitted in a PDF format.
    •  Before submitting their work, students should review with their committee chair to ensure that their work is ready for publication.
    • Doctoral students should ask their committee chair and readers to look for an upcoming email from Gratz College regarding the signing of their dissertation.
    • The library does not edit or proofread students’ ETDs. Students should review their work for any final edits prior to submission. Changes to content require approval from the student’s committee chair before resubmitting to the library.
  • Students should consult their program’s chosen style guide (APA or Chicago Manual of Style) for formatting guidelines and requirements .

  • Please name your PDF file in the following format: Lastname_FirstInitial_Degree20xx.pdf

  • Doctoral students must submit a separate file of the signed signature page in the Graduate ETD Submission Form (see note above). This file will be saved with the student’s work but will not be published. Masters students are not required to submit signatures.

  • Please verify publishing embargo status in the Graduate ETD Submission Form.  

  • Students are responsible for complying with copyright law and avoiding plagiarism.

  • Students will receive an initial email confirming that the library received the submission. 

  • Students should allow at least two weeks after submission for their work to be added to the Academic Commons and to be made available electronically.

Graduate ETD Submission Form


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Optional Submission to ProQuest

After receiving the acceptance email from the Library, the student has the option to submit their work to the ProQuest ETD Submission Site by creating a personal account on that page.

  • This is not required for graduation but is offered as an option if the student would like his or her work published within ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global database via ProQuest ETD Administrator.

  • The library does not recommend that students pay ProQuest for Open Access, to register for U.S. copyright, or order bound copies through ProQuest.


Please contact with any questions about the submission process.

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