Summary: revised 2/08
MASTER'S DEGREE THESIS
PREPARATION, APPROVAL, AND ON-LINE SUBMISSION PROCEDURE
Northeastern University requires that students publish their Thesis with UMI Dissertation Publishing.
Whereas students previously completed this task by submitting a hard copy of the Thesis to Snell Library,
it is now your responsibility to self-publish using the Northeastern University ETD Administrator Site.
The ETD Administrator is an on-line tool that enables students to upload their Theses directly to the
ProQuest Dissertations & Theses database, which is managed by UMI Dissertation Publishing.
You may access the Northeastern University ETD Administrator at http://dissertations.umi.com/neu.
Once you have read the introductory material you may create an account and begin submission of your
Thesis. Please be advised that your Thesis must be complete and approved by the Director of the
Graduate School of Engineering before you may begin your on-line submission. Instructions for the
preparation of your Thesis and the approval process are below.
Submission of your Thesis to the ETD Administrator is free of charge; however, you also have the option
of publishing your Thesis in various forms, and of registering for copyright using the ETD Administrator.
There are additional fees associated with these options. More information about publishing and copyright
registration is available on the ETD Administrator.
You may format and prepare your Thesis as you wish; however, once finished you must be able to