Electronic Theses and Dissertations

ETD Coordinator

David Reynolds
(410) 516-7220

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Submission Deadlines

Dates School Action
July 21, 2017 4:00 pm Arts & Sciences and Engineering Deadline for doctoral dissertation submission for summer degree conferral
July 28, 2017 4:00 pm Public Health Deadline for doctoral dissertation submission for summer degree conferral


ETD Basics

What is an ETD?

An electronic thesis or dissertation (ETD) is digital version of a dissertation that is available to the public via the Internet. Universities and colleges in the United States and abroad have been moving toward this type of publication for the past decade. Johns Hopkins is starting its own ETD program beginning in the fall semester of 2013. 

Why are we doing this?

  • Easier on the student--no more printing hassles
  • Wider dissemination--your dissertation will be freely available to the world soon after you graduate

Who is affected?

  • All PhD students 
  • Masters students with a required thesis may submit--contact your program office
  • Other graduate degrees: consult with your graduate office

Where do I submit my ETD?

What file format do I use?

  • The file must be a PDF/A, not a standard PDF. Please see our instruction page for help. Students using LaTeX should see the side bar for more information.


We will be offering a series of one-hour ETD workshops throughout the semester. Please join us to learn more about the submission process, how to format your ETD, and copyright concerns. Keep watching this space for more times and locations.

Adobe Connect LIVE broadcast of workshop:  http:connect.johnshopkins.edu/etd-workshop

Adobe Connect recording of workshop from September 20, 2013.


Date Time Place
None scheduled at this time. Will return in September.