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Theses and Dissertations

Current ETD Students

The College of Graduate Studies coordinates the format review and final submission process for ETDs (Electronic Theses and Dissertations), establishes the university’s thesis and dissertation deadlines, and administers thesis and dissertation related policies.

All resources related to the formatting, defense, and final submission of an ETD can be found exclusively on the Thesis and Dissertation Webcourse.

Thesis and Dissertation students should also access the Thesis and Dissertation Services Site for the thesis and dissertation approval form, as well as the format review, format help, and final submission areas.

ETD Writing Assistance

A student's best resource for proper writing within the discipline is their advisor. Students should also review articles from journals within their discipline to see examples of discipline-specific writing.

The University Writing Center also offers writing services to thesis and dissertation students, including document feedback and long-term project planning.

ETD Dissertation Release Options

Dissemination options are subject to change. Please refer to the Thesis and Dissertation Webcourse for the most up-to-date information.

Obtaining a Print Copy of Your ETD

UCF no longer requires a printed copy of your thesis or dissertation. Any provision of bound copies to committee members or departments is a courtesy and not a part of graduation requirements.  The Pegasus logo is no longer used on any unofficial printed copy--the presence of the Pegasus seal could imply that a bound version is an official copy, but the official copy of record is the digital copy found in STARS.

You are free to make your own bindery contacts and negotiate your own agreements, shipping arrangements, and methods of payment.  Any paper copies produced by the student would be for personal use and not considered "official."