Electronic Submission to ProQuest

  • Go to www.etdadmin.com/grad.msu and follow the directions for submitting your thesis/dissertation to Michigan State University via ProQuest.
  • When creating your account be sure to use an email address that you use regularly. In order to continue the submission process, you will be asked to “confirm” your account using the email address you provided. This is the email address that all correspondence from the Graduate School regarding your document will go.
  • Once you “confirm” your account, you are ready to begin the submission process. Please be sure you are on the Michigan State University website within ProQuest. 
  • The submission steps are listed on the left side of the screen in the ProQuest website. As each step is completed, a check mark will appear in the appropriate box indicating that you have completed that step. In order to make your initial submission, you must go through each step of the process.
  • Once you submit to ProQuest, your electronic submission will be reviewed by a Michigan State University Graduate School Administrator for possible formatting revisions and/or required paperwork before it is “officially” accepted and delivered to ProQuest for publishing.
  • You will receive a response with necessary corrections or paperwork from the Graduate School within two business days from the time we receive your electronic submission (or resubmission) .
  • Once all corrections have been made and all necessary paperwork has been turned in to the Graduate School, your document will be accepted and delivered to ProQuest for publishing.
  • Please contact ProQuest directly at 800-521-0600 with any technical questions regarding your submission or any questions regarding an order you placed.
  • If you wish to have ProQuest file a copyright on your behalf, the current fee is $55.00 and must be paid to ProQuest when you create your submission.
  • For information regarding delaying or holding publication of your thesis or dissertation for patent purposes only please contact the Graduate School at msuetds.approval@grd.msu.edu. A publication hold will not be granted for any other reason besides a patent.