ETD Authors


The document you are about to research, write, defend, and submit must adhere to various Graduate School policies before it will be approved and the Library can provide access and preserve it. This site provides you with the guidelines to successfully format and submit your ETD.

You may find it helpful to review the lifecycle of an ETD and the Graduate School's timeline so that you can determine how to best coordinate your efforts.

The links below will take you to etd.vt.edu and open in new tabs/windows.

Pre-1997 Authors of
Theses and Dissertations

If you completed a thesis or dissertation at Virginia Tech before 1997, at least one of the copies you submitted to the Graduate School was bound and shelved at Newman Library. We are scanning all the BTDs (Bound Theses and Dissertations) so that more of the research and scholarship produced at Virginia Tech can be accessible online. Since BTD authors own the copyright to their works, BTDs are only available to the university community—just as if they were shelved in Newman Library—until authors give permission to make them publicly available.

Pre-1997 theses and dissertation authors can have the access restrictions removed from their BTDs by sending us a permission statement.

I hereby grant to Virginia Tech a non-exclusive license to release my thesis/dissertation for public access.


To see the research and scholarship currently available in Virginia Tech’s ETDs—both those that have been scanned and those that were submitted online, you may browse by author or title, or search Addison, the library’s online catalog.



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