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 supports students by providing documentation available online to eliminate the need for in-person assistance during the current COVID situation.  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 Spring 2020, PhD and Engineering Master's students have submitted over 7,400 theses and dissertations electronically.