Summary: revised 2/08
DOCTORAL DEGREE DISSERTATION
PREPARATION, APPROVAL, AND ON-LINE SUBMISSION PROCEDURE
Northeastern University requires that students publish their Dissertation with UMI Dissertation
Publishing. Whereas students previously completed this task by submitting a hard copy of the
Dissertation 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
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
Dissertation. Please be advised that your Dissertation 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 Dissertation and the approval process are below.
Submission of your Dissertation to the ETD Administrator is free of charge; however, you also have the
option of publishing your Dissertation 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.