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ETD Guide

Detailed Guide through the ETD process


What is the Final Electronic Thesis or Dissertation (ETD) Approval form?

The approval of the defense and final thesis or dissertation will be approved through this iteration of the “ETD Approval Form.” This form serves as the final signature page.

What is the deadline for the Final ETD Approval Form?

The Spring 2020 deadline is April 17, 2020. Deadlines can be viewed at

Do I have to submit a signed, hardcopy of the signature page (page ii of the ETD)?

No. The signature page is not mandatory, but you may still submit signature pages to be signed by the Dean for binding purposes. Keep in mind that these pages must strictly adhere to our formatting, or the Dean will not sign.  An unsigned copy of your signature page is still required to be included as page ii in the ETD.