Theses & Dissertations

Submission Dates & Information:

  ETD Training Workshop

Date:   TBA
Time:    2:30 p.m.- 3:45 p.m.
Place :   Brown-Daniel Library, Room 317

  Thesis/Dissertation Writing Workshop

Date:  TBA
Time:   2:30 pm - 4:15 pm
Place: Holland Hall, Room 124

  Avoiding Plagiarism Workshop

Date: TBA
Time: 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Place: Holland Hall Room 124

Welcome 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.

Refer to the Guidelines for the Preparation of Theses and Dissertations for all requirements established by the Graduate School pertaining to theses/dissertations preparation. Adhere to all theses/dissertations defense and submission deadlines posted on the Graduate School Calendar.

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

  • Electronic Thesis/Dissertation Checklist
  • Signed Signature Page
  • Survey of Earned Doctorates  (Ph.D. Candidates Only)*

    *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:


Dissertation Musings 

Quality doctoral research occurs each semester here at TSU.  Yet, only members of the departments where it occurs and few other members of the University Community know of its significance.  In an attempt to disseminate this original research and its seminal findings, the School of Graduate & Professional Studies under the title of DISSERTATION MUSINGS, we will publish the abstracts of each of the excellent dissertations.  Beginning next semester, we’ll begin publishing selected abstracts of masters’ theses as well.  Enjoy and please provide feedback.


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