Electronic Thesis & Dissertation

ETD Resource Center


The ETD Resource Center is designed to be your guide to navigating the ETD Process. It is essential that all students who are submitting a master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation become familiar with the registration process, the submission process, and the ETD formatting requirements. 

We know this can be intimidating, but we strive to make the process as simple and painless as possible. Our goal is to help you ensure your manuscript looks professional and is formatted according to USF’s institutional guidelines. We want to see you graduate!

For a general overview of the ETD Process, click here.

For important ETD dates and deadlines, click here.

For information regarding the Certificate of Approval Packet, click here.

For information regarding submitting your thesis/dissertation to ProQuest, click here.

Important Information

ETD Registration - How to Bypass Server Error:

There is currently an issue accessing the ETD registration site. Many students encounter a security warning screen after clicking the link to register. Please know that your information is secure, and we have updated all of the proper server certifications. At this time, we are still working to correct the issue.

To get through this error to the registration, you must click either "Advanced" or "Show details" (depending on your chosen browser) on that same security screen to get to the option to continue to the registration website.

Certificate of Approval Online Submission

All students planning to graduate must submit a completed Certificate of Approval Packet.