ETD Hold/Embargo

As a public, land-grant university MSU is committed to advancing knowledge and sharing it publicly. The university requires an electronic copy of the thesis/dissertation to reside in the MSU library and at least the title and abstract must be published online with ProQuest. (See sections 380400 and 402 of the Academic Catalog.) Sometimes students may wish to put a hold/embargo on the online publishing of their thesis/dissertation for a brief period of time in order to obtain a patent or submit the work for publication. A request for an embargo of up to 2 years may be made using this online form.

For questions regarding embargoes, please contact the Graduate School at or at (517) 353-3220.