Virginia Tech has been a world leader in electronic theses and dissertation initiatives for more than 20 years.
On January 1, 1997, Virginia Tech was the first university to require electronic submission of theses and dissertations (ETDs).
Ever since then, Virginia Tech graduate students have been able to prepare, submit, review, and publish their theses and dissertations online and to append digital media such as images, data, audio, and video.
University Libraries staff are currently digitizing thousands of pre-1997 theses and dissertations and loading them into VTech Works.
To search all Virginia Tech print and digital theses and dissertations, use the University Libraries ETD resource guide.
Materials that are restricted to Virginia Tech only may be requested via your own university or public library's Interlibrary Loan program or through the VTech Works request form that appears when you try to access the item.
Once approved, your thesis or dissertation will be archived, stored, and made available via Mountain Scholar and Pro Quest/UMI’s Digital Dissertations & Theses database.
An ETD makes your research immediately accessible to a broad audience, while reducing both printing/binding costs for you and processing/storage costs for the university.
It allows the Libraries to make your ETD available according to the release option you choose during ETD submission, and to make backup copies of your ETD or migrate it to future file formats as necessary for preservation purposes. For problems with the CSU ETD submission site, please submit your questions to Dawn Paschal at Dawn. For problems with the Pro Quest/UMI ETD Administrator site, please contact Pro Quest/UMI Technical Support.
For general questions about submitting your thesis or dissertation, you should contact the Graduate School.