Theses and Dissertations

Once your thesis or dissertation has been approved you are ready to submit to OhioLINK’s Electronic Theses and Dissertation Center (ETD). These final steps require your immediate attention for timely processing of your graduation paperwork.

Prior to submission have these items in place:

  • You must convert your thesis/dissertation to PDF, including the signed signature page.
  • Save a copy of your abstract in Microsoft Word format to paste into the abstract section of the submission form.
  • Have keywords that describe your research. You will also choose predetermined subject headings from a list at the time of submission.

Instructions for submitting to the ETD (PDF)

Binding information
Please refer to your department guidelines as to how many bound copies you need.

The library does not need a bound copy.

Questions?  Email Vicki Young:

Here are two suggested binderies:

Art Guild: they are very close to Xavier and you can drop off and pick up.  Form available here.
Thesis on Demand is an online service.