ETD Approval Information
Your must be approved on or before the deadline date of the semester in which you plan to graduate. To ensure your ETD is approved by the deadline, it is highly recommended that you submit a draft for initial review in advance of the deadline. Please do not submit your ETD for the first time on the deadline day. This may result in your having to take a one-credit extension or graduating in the following semester.
Students will receive a confirmation email from the Formatting Advisor when their document has been approved. This email serves as your official notification that your ETD has been accepted by The Graduate School. Doctoral students will also submit their approved document as a PDF through ProQuest/UMI and will subsequently receive confirmation through this interface. Once a document has been approved changes cannot be made so be sure to review for typos and numerical errors.
After ETDs are approved by The Graduate School, they will be posted on ScholarWorks by the MSU Library according to the release option selected on the Certificate of Approval. ScholarWorks is the open-access digital repository for the research and creative work of the University community and is maintained by the MSU Library. The Graduate School handles this publication process for students.
Doctoral Students: Dissertations will be posted to ProQuest according to the author's release choices at time of submission to ProQuest/UMI. ProQuest/UMI only prints double-sided so if you choose to order hard copies of your dissertation through ProQuest/UMI, your recto/verso margins may appear to shift.