Electronic Thesis & Dissertation (ETD) Guidelines

As a requirement for graduation, master’s students who complete a thesis and all PhD and EdD students must electronically submit their final thesis/dissertation to the Graduate School via the ETD Administrator site. Master’s theses and doctoral dissertations are stored electronically and accessible in perpetuity through the UB Institutional Repository (UBIR) and ProQuest's dissertations and theses database.

Deadlines and Required Documents

For degree conferral on:
Feb. 1, 2022 June 1, 2022 Aug. 31, 2022
Submit ETD by:
Jan. 14, 2022 May 13, 2022 Aug. 12, 2022

In addition to your master’s thesis/doctoral dissertation, submit the following:

Required Format for Electronic Thesis & Dissertation

Your thesis/dissertation must adhere to the formatting guidelines detailed below.  Using the ETD Template (although not required) is an easy way to ensure your document is formatted correctly.

Need more help?

The ETD Preparation Workshop explains how to properly format your ETD, how to use the ETD Template, tips for creating an accessible document and more.

Ready to submit your ETD?

When you are ready, Visit the ETD Administrator website to begin the ETD Process.

Additional Resources

If you have questions about the ETD submission process or the ETD template, please contact us by phone at 716-645-2939 or by email at mdishman@buffalo.edu.