Producing Your Thesis

​​Electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs) are theses or dissertations prepared as text-based PDF files. ETDs can contain non-text elements such as sound, video, and hypertext links.

 

Scholars worldwide can search, locate, and download U of T's ETDs through a digital library repository​.

 

Electronic theses have many advantages:

  • the capacity to include various non-text modalities

  • improved accessibility and ease of use

  • increased readership for those interested in your work

  • increased copyright protection 

  • increased citation rates; according to Library & Archives Canada, authors who make their articles publicly available receive 50 to 250% more citations.

To produce your thesis, see:

Formatting
Electronic Thesis Submission
Copyright
Thesis Submission Deadlines
Forms & Checklists
FAQs

The current ETD system invites you to order copies of your thesis online through ProQuest. Theses ordered through ProQuest will not be delivered until after your convocation; ProQuest will charge you in US dollars, and you will be liable for shipping costs and duty.

An alternate option is available through the U of T Bookstore: contact Book Pod if you would like a print copy of your thesis. You are also free to choose another printing company. If the copy is for your unit's library, please consult them about binding choice prior to placing an order. 

Contact Us​

Doctoral Examinations Office
School of Graduate Studies, Room 304, 63 St.George Street
416-978-5258
sgs.doctoral@utoronto.ca

Master's Candidates Office
School of Graduate Studies, Room 304, 63 St.George Street
416-978-2377
sgs.masters@utoronto.ca​