Thesis Completion | Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies

Thesis Completion

As of July 2011, the University of Guelph requires the electronic submission of all theses. Electronic theses are commonly referred to as ETDs. ETD processing is easier, quicker, cheaper, and more environmental for the student, the Office of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies, the University of Guelph MacLaughlin Library and for the National Library and Archives Canada. Theses are deposited and accessible in the University’s institutional repository known as the Atrium.

All program information is currently published and made available on the World Wide Web through the Atrium and through the National Library and Archives Canada. Administrators, faculty and staff should make this information known to the student at the commencement of the thesis writing.

In addition to the electronic filing of your thesis, you may wish to individually submit your thesis to Proquest.

Questions regarding the format of your thesis or the submission process not adequately answered in this guide may be directed to the Office of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies.  

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The following are pages you should consult in producing your thesis.

Information on submitting your thesis

Preparation of your Thesis

Master's Thesis Schedule (timeline to your final examination)

Doctoral Thesis Schedule (timeline to your final examination)

Intellectual Property Issues



Research & Scholarship Team - if you have technical problems submitting your thesis file, contact the Library for assistance.

ProQuest (formerly UMI): As the University of Guelph submits electronic theses Library and Archives Canada only, you may wish to submit your dissertation or thesis individually to Proquest. Details may be found on the Proquest website : 1-800-521-0600 Ext. 77020