ETD Submission Deadlines:
Fall 2017: November 27, 2017
Spring one-credit Extension: January 10, 2018
Spring 2018: April 17, 2018
Megan Maier |9 Montana Hall
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Office Hours: Tuesday and Wednesday 2 – 5 pm
Your thesis or dissertation represents the culmination of your research, scholarly, or creative endeavors while at Montana State University. A well-prepared document speaks highly of your abilities as a scholar and The Graduate School is available to ensure your thesis or dissertation formatting is of the highest quality. It is never too early to reach out to the Formatting Advisor or submit a draft!
All theses and dissertations are submitted to The Graduate School electronically, which is why they are called ETDs (Electronic Theses or Dissertations). The Graduate School does not require a bound paper copy of your thesis or dissertation.
When you reach your final semester, please reach out to the Formatting Advisor with any questions you have about your ETD. A final PDF of your ETD must be approved by the Formatting Advisor by 5:00 pm on the published deadline, which is typically 14 working days before the end of the semester in which you plan to graduate. Please check The Graduate School Dates & Deadlines page for the exact date for each semester.
After your ETD has been given final approval by The Graduate School and the degree granting department, your ETD will be published on ScholarWorks, the Montana State University open-access repository for theses and dissertations. Scholars from around the world visit MSU's ScholarWorks page to view ETDs written by graduate students. Students may choose to have their ETDs available worldwide or hold their work for a period of up to one year. After one year, all ETDs will be available online through ScholarWorks.
Along with your final PDF, you must also submit a signed Certificate of Approval (COA).
ETD Approval Process
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