Theses & Dissertations

Thesis and Dissertation Services is here to help you navigate the requirements for preparing and submitting your document. On this website you will find several resources to assist you in the process.

  1. The handbook
  2. The required templates
  3. Information about completing the Adobe Acrobat Professional requirements
  4. Copyright guidelines
  5. Submission to OhioLINK
  6. Resources such as useful links, videos, delay in publication information and more  

If you are unable to find what you need here, please feel free to contact us by phone (419-372-9888) or e-mail us at    

Drop-in hours are available Mondays and Thursdays noon until 3pm in 110 McFall

Virtual drop-in hours are available through Zoom.  Please contact us at to schedule an appointment.  

An ETD is an electronic version of your thesis or dissertation. Your ETD is a public display of the quality of work acceptable to your department and the University for meeting graduate degree requirements. It is the responsibility of your committee to judge the acceptability of the thesis/dissertation from all standpoints, including writing quality, neatness, mechanical considerations, and technical and professional competency. Committee members attest to acceptability when they sign the Thesis Dissertation Defense and Manuscript Approval Form.

To see the ETDs from BGSU and other contributing Ohio institutions, visit the OhioLINK ETD database.

OhioLINK ETD Center has released a new user interface.  An article detailing information about this update is found at  

Updated: 03/15/2024 08:44AM