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Dissertations and Theses

Many graduate programs require students to submit a culminating research project in the form of a thesis or dissertation.  Both are required to be submitted electronically through University Libraries.  An Electronic Thesis or Dissertation is an electronic version of a thesis or dissertation. In its simplest form it is a file that reproduces the format of a printed document on a computer screen and can be used to produce a printed copy of the document. A more advanced type of ETD may consist of or include other types of digital media such as audio or video clips, hypertext documents, etc.

Kent State participates in an international ETD initiative through the OhioLINK ETD Center This is a link to another web site which processes, stores, and disseminates theses and dissertations from Ohio schools. OhioLINK is in turn a member of the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD This is a link to another web site), an international consortium that seeks to improve graduate education by developing accessible digital libraries of theses and dissertations.

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Approval of Dissertation Topic
Approval of Thesis Topic
Guidelines for Dissertation Final Examination
Guidelines for Thesis Defense