Electronic Theses & Dissertations

Since 2011, MSU has required that all theses and dissertations be submitted electronically. These electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs) are joined here by a large number of digitized historical works scanned by Google and ProQuest dating back to the 19th century. Still, these items are only a subset of the MSU Libraries' full theses and dissertations collection, much of which is in print. You can learn more about finding all types of theses and dissertations by consulting the guide Finding Dissertations and Theses.

Content warning: language and content in resource descriptions and collections may be biased, harmful, and oppressive due to the historical nature of the content.


Starting in Spring 2011, MSU began mandating that all theses and dissertations be deposited electronically with ProQuest/UMI and the MSU Libraries. Access is supported and governed by the MSU Committee on Graduate Studies policy that stipulates electronic deposit with the Library. Questions regarding the availability of dissertations can be directed to:

Graduate School
479 West Circle Drive
Room 116 Linton Hall
East Lansing, MI 48824

Some ETDs may be subject to a 6-month or longer embargo period and are unavailable in the digital repository during that period. To request a copy of an embargoed ETD, contact InterLibrary Services.

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