Your must be approved on or before 5:00 pm on 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
Students will receive a confirmation email from the Formatting Advisor when their
document has been approved. This email serves as official notification that the student's
ETD has been accepted by The Graduate School. Doctoral students will then be prompted
to submit their dissertation 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 (PDF)
. 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 the publication process for students.
Doctoral Students: 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.