The Electronic Thesis and Dissertation (ETD) database submission program is a joint effort between the Graduate School and the University of Miami Libraries. In the ETD process, your thesis or dissertation is stored in a form that is suitable for digital archives and worldwide retrieval. All graduating doctoral and most master's students with a thesis requirement at UM are required to submit an electronic copy of their dissertation for inclusion in the ETD database.

  • ETD Process Guidelines
  • Organization and Formatting Guidelines
  • Visit the Scholarly Repository


    Talk to your advisor/committee early in the semester about scheduling a date for the defense of your dissertation or thesis. Visit the before you defend page for more instructions on next steps.

    Download "ETD Brochure"