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ETD Resource Center
Current ETD Deadlines
ETD Workshops & Help Sessions
Outstanding Thesis & Dissertation Awards
ETD Process Requirements
Registration & Submission Requirements
ETD Plagiarism Check (Required)
ETD Processing Fees
MFA (Creative Writing) Student Info
Use of Previously Published Materials
Copyrights & IRB/IACUC Approvals
ETD Process Checklists
Process Checklist | Thesis
Process Checklist | Dissertation
Process Checklist | MFA Creative Writing
ETD Formatting Requirements
Formatting | General ∨
Formatting | Section Specific ∨
Additional Information
Writing & Additional Copyright Resources
Approved ETDs (Scholar Commons)
Frequently Asked Questions
ETD Quick Links
Apply to Graduate (via OASIS)
ETD Process Registration
USF ProQuest Login
Certificate of Approval Form
Certificate of Approval Form (MFA ONLY)
Plagiarism Check Instructions
Survey of Earned Doctorates (Doctoral)
Commencement Website

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The ETD Resource Center website is designed to be your guide to navigating the ETD Process. It is essential that all thesis-masters and doctoral students become familiar with the submission process, registration process, and the 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 polish your ETD and ensure it looks as professional and consistent as possible. We want to see you graduate!

Dates & Deadlines

Current ETD Deadlines | CLICK HERE

Find the current semester's deadlines and important dates here, along with the next two semesters - so that you can plan ahead and be prepared.

ETD Workshops & Help Sessions | CLICK HERE

Dates and information on our current ETD Workshops and One-on-One Help Sessions. The ETD Workshop is a designed to explain the entire process, from registration to getting your ETD approved! One-on-One Help Sessions provide help to students in a non-stressful atmosphere. Students are assisted on an individualized basis. More information can be found on the Workshops and Help Sessions page.

What's New?

NORC Survey is now known as the Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED) | CLICK HERE

Recently, the Survey of Earned Doctorates has moved from NORC (University of Chicago) to RTI International. The survey itself hasn't changed - only the web address!

ETD Process Registration & Commencement Program | CLICK HERE

While the deadline for the ETD Process Registration is the same deadline to turn in your thesis or dissertation, we strongly suggest completing this as early in the semester as possible..

It's a relatively simple registration form, that:

  • verifies that you are registered for at least 2 credits of thesis/dissertation hours;
  • captures information needed to complete the process and the USF Commencement Program; &
  • notifies us that you plan to submit your ETD this semester.

Students have previously had issues when they go to complete this step on the deadline, only to discover that they are either not registered for thesis/dissertation hours, or in the incorrect section. Because enrollment in that course is mandatory in order for the Registrar to change the grade, it's essential to have that corrected by the deadline. It can take several days to accomplish those changes, so it's best to be proactive and complete this registration process early.

Doctoral Students:
The program for Commencement needs to be formatted and proofed for them to have the booklets printed in time for the ceremony. For Doctoral Dissertation students, we use this ETD Registration to gather all of the needed information to be printed in the program. To ensure you are listed, please complete the ETD Registration as early as possible but no later than the dissertation deadline.