Theses & Dissertations

Submission Dates & Information

Grad capWelcome to the Tennessee State University Graduate School Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD) Submission Website.  

Before you submit your ETD, please print, read and complete:

These documents are designed to walk you through all the necessary steps for completing and submitting your ETD.  Do not begin the electronic submission process until you have met all the requirements on the Checklist. ETD submission is restricted to defended and approved manuscripts.

Please deliver the following documents/forms to the Graduate School after completing the electronic submission process:

  • Signed Committee Page
  • Oral Defense form
  •  Thesis/Dissertation Checklist
  •  One Hardcopy of Thesis/Dissertation
  •  Turnitin Originality Report
  •  Program of Study (contact your academic advisor or dept. chair for a copy)
  •  Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED) “Certificate of Completion” (Ph.D. candidates only). Click here to access the SED:


*Once you complete the questionnaire via the web we will receive a confirmation email stating that you completed the   survey. You will also receive a confirmation email for your own records.

To start the electronic submission process (ETD), click:

 Thesis and Dissertation Guidelines  

Download guidelines for Preparation of Articles Style Thesis and Dissertation 

Download Guidelines for Preparation of Dissertations, Thesis, Project and Course Papers