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:
- Doctoral Thesis Guidelines
- Electronic Thesis Submission
- Guidance on the Appropriate Use of Generative Artificial Intelligence in Graduate Theses
- Thesis Forms
- Thesis Submission Deadlines
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 Thesis Services. 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.
Program Completion Office, Doctoral
School of Graduate Studies, Room 110, 63 St.George Street
Program Completion Office, Master’s
School of Graduate Studies, Room 110, 63 St. George Street