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Electronic Theses, Dissertations, and Reports

Electronic Submission

All K-State graduate students are required to submit an electronic version of their thesis, dissertation, or report. The Graduate School does not accept paper copies.

Open Access

Electronic theses, dissertations, and reports (ETDR) submitted by K-State students are openly available through the K-State Research Exchange (K-REx) and are indexed by Google, Google Scholar, and other search engines. For information on copyright and your ETDR (such as how to legally reuse others’ works and what to do if you want to publish sections or chapters of your ETDR with an academic journal), please visit Copyright Information for Graduate Students.

Formatting your ETDR

Your ETDR must follow specific formatting guidelines. The ETDR Handbook outlines these requirements. The ETDR Handbook (pdf) and other tools and resources in this site demonstrate how to correctly format your ETDR to meet Graduate School requirements. ETDR submission and other requirements must be completed by specific deadlines in order for students to graduate and participate in commencement with a designated term. Refer to the Graduation and ETDR Submission Checklist at the beginning of the term in which you intend to graduate to make a plan for completing all requirements on time. 


If you have questions on any aspect of your ETDR, help is available through the Graduate School and the Information Technology Help Desk. See Help and Contact Information to determine which office to contact for your specific question.

Get ETDR help

Use an ETDR Request Form (requires K-State eID/password) to get Word and LaTeX formatting help by email, phone, face-to-face meeting, and Zoom webconferencing.

ETDR Review Checklist

ETDR review checklist (before K-REx submission). Catches 99% of errors that cause rejection by the Graduate School

ETDR Handbook (pdf)

The ETDR Handbook is an overview on how to format and submit your ETDR. Use this as a guide to make writing your ETDR much easier.

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