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Electronic Theses, Dissertations and Reports

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.


PDF is the required format for submitting an ETDR. Students have the option of including supplemental files, such as audio, video, datasets, etc. along with their PDF file.

Formatting your ETDR

This site provides detailed information with many resources. Use the menu on the left to access specific information.


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.

ETDR Requests

A new ETDR Request Form is now online to get ETDR help even faster (requires K-State eID/password). 

  • Getting started, and using the ETDR template 
  • Word timesavers and tools
  • Meet in-person or via Zoom
  • Help on Word problems

ETDR Handbook

The ETDR Handbook gives a complete overview on how to format and submit your ETDR.  Download and read this guide to make writing your ETDR much easier.

Videos and documents  

Graduation and Commencement Deadline Calendar (PDF)