Graduate Thesis and Dissertation Handbook


In 1999, OhioLINK created the OhioLINK Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD) Center in Columbus, at the request of the Ohio Board of Regents’ Advisory Committee on Graduate Study (RACGS).  The ETD center was launched in 2001 as an online repository for master’s theses and doctoral dissertations produced by students studying at Ohio institutions (for more information on the OhioLINK ETD Center, see

In Winter Quarter 2006, the Wright State University Graduate Council approved the conversion from paper to electronic (i.e., ETD) copies for WSU theses and dissertations deposited for graduation in Fall Quarter 2006 and beyond.

Until Fall Quarter 2006, the submission of a thesis or dissertation in ETD format was an option.  Theses and dissertations submitted for Fall Quarter 2006 and beyond must be deposited with OhioLINK and filed as ETD’s on OhioLINK’s servers.

OhioLINK, therefore, is the ETD repository for the state universities system in Ohio.