College of Graduate Studies

Thesis/Dissertation Information

See the Graduate Student Calendar for important dates and deadlines concerning defense and submission.


Submitting your thesis/dissertation

Overview & how to create a ProQuest ETD account   
Submission help
Embargoes and restrictions guide

To create accounts and submit: 

Visit the ProQuest Thesis/Dissertation Virtual "Bootcamp" for additional resources.

Getting Help
All graduate students are encouraged to have their thesis/dissertation reviewed by the Writing Excellence Studio prior to submitting the paper into ProQuest.  

Formatting your thesis/dissertation

Printing your thesis/dissertation

You can order print, bound copies for a fee during the submission process. ProQuest handles this for you.  Be sure to ask if your department requires a bound copy.  

Accessing Tennessee Tech's theses/dissertations
Some theses and dissertations are in print in the library, and some are available online by following the directions below.  

  • Go to the Library's databases
  • Click on All Databases by Name (A-Z), then click on D
  • Click on "Dissertations & Theses Global"
  • In the search box, type Tennessee Technological University and search to see all or enter the title to search for a specific thesis or dissertation

Graduate Student Master's Thesis/Final Project Award

Every November the Tennessee Conference of Graduate Schools (TCGS) recognizes the exceptional work of Tennessee graduate students.  To apply for this award, contact the College of Graduate Studies.  Applications are due to TCGS by December 1 each year. VIEW THIS YEAR'S APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

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