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Electronic Thesis/Dissertation Submission Links

ETD Submission

Student Instructions

ETD Student Instructions

To load your final document please click on the link below (please check the academic calendar for deadlines):

Electronic Thesis/ Dissertation

View the thesis/dissertation template:

ETD Template (PDF)

ETD Template (Word)

For help inserting and removing page numbers in your manuscript using Microsoft Word please click here.

Get feedback on writing your manuscript at the Writing Center.  To learn more about the Writing Center please click here.

View the ETD Manual:

ETD Manual

If you have questions or concerns, please contact the College of Graduate Studies at or call 912-478-2647.

To load other scholarly research into Henderson Library’s Digital Commons system, please click below.

Digital Commons

View Graduation Checklist:

Graduate Graduation Checklist

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Flow Chart for Students Click the chart for a larger version.

Faculty Instructions

Read the ETD Instructions:

ETD Faculty Verification Instructions

Log into Digital Commons:

Digital Commons

Thesis/Dissertation Binding Information:

Please contact Georgia Southern Printing and Postal Services for printing and binding services, including thesis and dissertation printing and binding.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What format does my thesis/dissertation have to be uploaded in?

The Electronic Theses & Dissertations Website accepts all forms of submissions, including Word Document (.doc) and PDF (.pdf).

2. How do I view the edits that I need to make?

You will receive an email when the College of Graduate Studies has reviewed your thesis/dissertation for the format check. Click on the link provided in the email to view the corrections that need to be made. The link in the email will send you to a site where you can view the requested revisions as well as revise your thesis/dissertation. Click on the “View decisions” to see the formatting errors. The following page it directs you to shows all the decision letters that were sent about formatting errors. Click on the subject link to view the email. Click on the link after “Attachment”. You will need to save the PDF to your computer to view the comments. Once you download the PDF onto your computer, open it and click on the Comment Tab in the upper right hand corner. A list of comments should appear.

3. How do I submit a revision?

The “Revise thesis/dissertation” button on the left hand side of the webpage allows you to upload a new thesis/dissertation. Once you click on the “Revise thesis/dissertation” button, you will be sent back to the original form that you have already filled out. Scroll down to “Upload Full Text” and click on “Upload file from your computer”.

4. I still have outstanding thesis/dissertation requirements on DegreeWorks even though I have submitted my thesis/dissertation. Why is this?

Once your thesis/dissertation has been approved for the format check by the College of Graduate Studies, your committee members must also verify your thesis/dissertation. Once all of the committee members have verified, the thesis/dissertation is sent to the library to be posted in the library repository. When it is posted in the repository, the outstanding thesis/dissertation requirements on DegreeWorks will be updated to complete.

Spring 2023 Dissertation Defenses

Dissertation Announcement Form

Candidate Program Title Date Time Location
Prachi Joshi Doctor of Public Health, Community Health Behavior and Education Voices Matter: Influence of Female Representation in Legislation on Prenatal Health Care Utilization 2/3/2023 10:00am – 12:30pm


Meeting ID:  84671549691

Passcode: 0A6YCU

Eden Evans Ed.D. in Curriculum Studies A Paradox of Fact and Fiction: Cultivating the ‘Literary Imagination’ Through Quiet Rebellion 2/7/2023 10:30am-11:30am

College of Education Building, Room 1120

Kylan Simpson Doctor of Public Health, Public Health Leadership Identifying and Addressing the Mental Health Needs of Students at Georgia Southern University 3/6/2023 11am – 12pm


Meeting ID:


Passcode: N/A

Terezia A. Dean Ed.D. in Educational Leadership The Relationship of Academic Integration to College Persistence for Military-Affiliated Female Students 3/6/2023 11am – 12pm


Meeting ID: 88677268886

Passcode: 225338


If you have questions or need assistance, please contact the College of Graduate Studies at or call 912-478-2647.

Last updated: 2/7/2022