Theses & Dissertations


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:   

  • Visit the Electronic Thesis and Dissertations website. Please follow the instructions, and upload your approved thesis or dissertation as a PDF.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • You can request that your thesis/dissertation be withheld from release for one year for intellectual property reasons. The Graduate Thesis Office must receive a written request from your advisor approving your request at the same time as you submit your other thesis documents. The form is available via DocuSign

When you’re ready to share your work with the public, check out this guide on disseminating your thesis or dissertation.

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