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Thesis and Dissertation Formatting

Submission Process
  1. Bring (or email) your approval/signature page to the Office of Thesis/Dissertation Format Review for a format check before getting signatures.
  2. Defend Thesis or Dissertation, make any necessary corrections, and obtain all required signatures on your approval/signature page.
  1. Create an Electronic Thesis/Dissertation (ETD) account at http://sun.library.msstate.edu/ETD-db/ETD-submit/login.
  2. Upload your document as a Word file to your ETD account. LaTeX users will submit their document as a PDF.
  3. Complete the ETD rights and permissions form (.pdf).
  4. Complete the Author Contact Form (.pdf).
  5. Upload your signed approval/signature page, ETD rights and permissions form, and author contact form to your ETD account.
  6. [Doctoral Candidates Only] Complete the Survey of Earned Doctorates at https://sed-ncses.org.

  1. We will review your document and email you a list of corrections.
  2. Make ALL format corrections.
  3. Submit your corrected copy to us by uploading the corrected copy to the ETD server and emailing a confirmation to your reviewer.
  4. We will review the corrected copy and send a list of any additional corrections.
  5. When all corrections have been made, we will request your final submission and provide you with final submission instructions.
  6. We will provide you with a link to UMI-ProQuest in your final submission instructions. At this link, you will create an account, log in, and submit your document to UMI-ProQuest.
  7. Complete the submission process by following the ProQuest instructions.
  8. [Doctoral Candidates Only] You will also need to submit graduation information as listed in your final submission instructions that will be emailed upon final format approval.

  1. Pay all thesis/dissertation related fees via your Banner account.