Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Stanford University established an online thesis and dissertation submission service in Fall 2009. The service is a partnership of the University Registrar and Stanford Libraries.

The Office of the Registrar conducts open labs each quarter in collaboration with Stanford Libraries DLSS service management staff, explaining the electronic process to students as a support option in addition to the documentation available online.  The streamlined submission process saves time for the Registrar and students alike, and reduces environmental impact by eliminating the need to print multiple paper copies for binding, or even more copies when last-minute corrections are required.

From 2009, when the ETD service commenced – through 2016, PhD and Engineering Master's students have submitted over 5,000 theses and dissertations electronically.