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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.


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.

Get ETDR Help

An ETDR Request Form lets you get help even faster (requires K-State eID/password) by email, phone, in a meeting, or Zoom conferencing. 

  • Get an Overview meeting
  • Use the ETDR writing template 
  • Timesavers and tools
  • Word solutions and tips
  • Final review of ETDRs

ETDR Handbook

The ETDR Handbook (PDF) is a 40-page overview on how to format and submit your ETDR.  Distance students and those who want a handy reference can download this guide to make writing their ETDR much easier.

Videos for Word 2013  


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