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Deadlines

Review the thesis deadlines, including deadlines for the initial format check and required forms.

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Thesis Manual

Read over the Thesis and Dissertation Manual for an overview of document and format guidelines and more.

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Checklist

View the checklist of required documents for thesis submission.

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Forms

Access needed forms for the thesis and dissertation process.

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Templates

Format your thesis or dissertation using our thesis format templates.

Resources to Help You Through the Process

Whether you need to make an appointment or need guidance about copyright rules, the following resources are available to support you:

Virtual Thesis and Dissertation Appointments

For the Fall 2022 semester, the Graduate Education Thesis and Dissertation coordinator is offering virtual appointments for questions related to:

  • Thesis/dissertation process
  • Format checking feedback
  • Graduation policies and procedures

Library and Communication Resources

Policies

Many policies related to this process are listed in Georgia Tech’s Policy Library. For international students, there are Office of International Education policies on enrollment and optional practical training that you’ll want to become familiar with.

Electronic Submission and Disseminating Your Work

Tech requires all theses and dissertations to be submitted electronically. Once it is approved by your committee, here’s what happens next:

  1. Visit the Electronic Thesis and Dissertations (ETD) Submission System. Please follow the instructions, and upload your approved thesis or dissertation as a PDF.
  2. Graduate Education will check your uploaded PDF and will notify you if there are any corrections. You must make the corrections, and resubmit the corrected file.
  3. If Graduate Education has all the required pre-thesis and thesis-related (or dissertation) documents, we will approve your thesis/dissertation and notify the Office of the Registrar that you are eligible to graduate.
  4. You and your committee members will receive an approval notice via Vireo/ETD. Approximately a month after you graduate, your thesis/dissertation will be released for electronic circulation.
  5. You can request that your thesis/dissertation be withheld from release for one year for intellectual property reasons. The Graduate Thesis Office (thesis@grad.gatech.edu) must receive a written request from your advisor approving your request at the same time as you submit your other thesis documents. The Request for Withholding form is available via DocuSign.

When you’re ready to share your work with the public, check out the Georgia Tech ETD Collection on disseminating your thesis or dissertation.

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Questions?

Check our frequently asked questions (FAQ) to see if your question has already been answered. Else, contact Graduate Education at thesis@grad.gatech.edu.