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Submitting Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs)

This guide provides guidance for American University students who are required to submit their theses or dissertations electronically. IMPORTANT NOTE: links to AU's official ETD Submission and Style Guide and templates are located under the HOME tab below


The American University's Office of Graduate Studies supervises the dissertation and thesis submission processes and has a thorough website that should be consulted by students who are required to write a thesis or dissertation to graduate. This libguide is intended to complement that site with some additional information.

American University's Office of Graduate Studies -  ETD Home Page

American University Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Submission and Style Guide

ETD Templates

FAQ for the Thesis/Dissertation Process

ETD Submission Deadlines

Semester                              Document Upload for Formatting and Review                         Upload Final Version
Fall 2020     November 12, 2021          Dec 10, 2021
Spring 2021   March 25, 2022          April 25, 2022
Summer 2021   July 15, 2022          August 4, 2022