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UTA Theses and Dissertations: ETDs: Home

This guide provides information for submitting your thesis or dissertation. If you have further questions, contact Mark Cook at


After Defense

  • UTA Libraries staff no longer do mechanical checks. Contact your committee chair or department staff for proper formatting.
  • The thesis or dissertation you submit must be the final version.
  • ETDs (electronic theses and dissertations) must be submitted electronically to Vireo.
  • If you are submitting a dissertation, you must take the Survey of Earned Doctorates and send in the certificate of completion.
  • Email forms or questions to


embargo - a delayed release or temporary access restriction

Add an embargo if your ETD is to be published or a patent filed. Embargoes are added when you submit your ETD to Vireo. You can add a one- or two-year embargo. If you publish in ProQuest, you need to add an embargo for both ResearchCommons and ProQuest.

ETDs are submitted to the UTA ResearchCommons and will be searchable through internet search engines. If you chose to have your ETD in ProQuest, it will be available in the ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global database.


The vision of the Texas ETD Association (TxETDA) is to be a leader in the field of electronic theses and dissertations within the state of Texas and to serve as a model for state-wide ETD associations throughout the nation.

For more information, TxETDA HOME


The United States Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Association (USETDA) is a non-profit association in higher education, established in October of 2009 by a group of interested ETD professionals within the United States.

For more information, USETDA HOME


Many thanks to Diane Shepelwich, a retired librarian, who contributed to the ETD support and guides, as the basis for this LibGuide.