Final Thesis / Dissertation Requirements
The Graduate School no longer requires you to submit a paper copy of your thesis/dissertation. You may have two personal or departmental copies printed at no charge at the Student Multi-media Services, located on the 2nd floor of the Valley Library.
Submit one PDF copy of your thesis/dissertation, without signatures, electronically to ScholarsArchive. Ensure accessibility with Adobe Acrobat Pro. Please refer to our step by step ETD submission guide, including uploading and accessibility instructions. For the file name use your last name, first name, middle initial, and year – example; EdisonThomasA2014.
Creative Commons License:
Do NOT select Public Domain or CCO. You may add a Creative Commons License to your item that allows copyrighted works to be shared and re-used. Either select License Type: Creative Commons or License Type: No Creative Commons License. DO NOT assign a Creative Commons license if you plan to place an embargo on your thesis or dissertation that allows only the OSU community access to your work.
Final Documents submitted to Graduate School:
One signed Electronic Thesis and Dissertation (ETD) Submission Approval Form by your Major Professor, Head/Chair/Director/Dean of Majors Program, and yourself. Upon final review, the Dean of the Graduate School will add the final signature. Submit a title page for the certification process.
You can request an embargo so your work will be accessible only to Oregon State University faculty, staff and students for up to two years. The document will not be accessible via the World Wide Web during this time. Request on the ETD Submission Approval Form. For more information or to request this restriction, contact Julie Kurtz, the Graduate School Thesis editor, at (541)737-1466.
All advanced degree recipients are given the opportunity to complete an exit survey that gathers information about the graduate school experience. You will receive a link to the survey approximately one month after the term ends and your degree is officially conferred. The results are completely confidential and are very important in helping us improve all aspects of graduate education at OSU. Thank you in advance for completing this important questionnaire.
Complete the online Graduate School Exit Survey. When finished, print page with 'Certificate of Survey Completion' and bring to the grad school to receive a gift as a token of our appreciation.
Survey of Earned Doctorate
Doctoral Students only - Complete the online Survey of Earned Doctorate. At the survey registration website you will be asked to provide your name, institution, department, graduate month and year, and an email address and then go directly into the survey. An email with the URL of the online survey, plus a PIN and password will be sent in case you suspend the survey and need to go back at a later time without losing previous responses. When complete print the Certificate of Completion and submit to the graduate school.