Submission of Dissertations
Students are urged to consult with the Graduate School before the final submission of their dissertations. After final approval of the Graduate School, all dissertations must be submitted electronically through Electronic Theses and Dissertations (
Students may prepare their ETD using any word processor or document preparation system. Dissertations must be submitted as a single PDF document. ETD may include color diagrams, color images, hypertext links, audio, video, animations, spreadsheets, databases, simulations, and other approved formats, where appropriate. Doctoral students are required to pay a fee to cover the cost of the electronic submission of the dissertation.
Students may contact the SIUC Bookstore about binding their dissertations if they would like bound copies for their department, their committee members, or themselves. Bound copies ordered from ProQuest may take six months to a year.