Main Formatting and Instruction Guides

The online ETD GUIDE and ETD PREPARATION MANUAL are two useful resources that you should consult as you prepare your ETD manuscript. The guide and the manual complement each other, and both should be utilized. The online ETD guide contains video tutorials, downloadable Word templates, and important information on research standards and copyright, while the ETD Preparation Manual explains the ETD process and formatting requirements in more depth.

ETD Preparation Manual

Click the icon below to view the ETD Preparation Manual.

Online ETD Guide

Visit the Online ETD Guide to view video tutorials, templates, and more.

Consider Submitting Your Data

The University Graduate School and the FIU Libraries are working together on a new initiative, the ETD Data Pilot Program, a project providing graduate students with the opportunity to archive their research data sets with their ETD.

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Proposal and Defense Announcement Samples

Thesis/Dissertation Proposal Guidelines (PDF)

Sample Proposals

Biology – Sample 1 (PDF) | Sample 2 (PDF) | Sample 3 (PDF)
Chemistry – Sample 1 (PDF) | Sample 2 (PDF)
Earth Science – Sample (PDF)
Education – Sample 1 (PDF) | Sample 2 (PDF) | Sample 3 (PDF)
Electrical Engineering – Sample (PDF)
Environmental Studies – Sample (PDF)
LACC – Sample (PDF)
Nursing – Sample (PDF)
Psychology – Sample 1 | Sample 2 (PDF)

Dissertation Defense Announcement Sample (PDF)

Thesis Defense Announcement Sample (PDF)

For questions or comments, please contact us at etd@fiu.edu