Electronic Theses & Dissertations
Starting in the Spring 2011 semester, all dissertations and theses submitted at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary will occur electronically. Such dissertations and theses are commonly referred to in academic circles as electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs).
An ETD is an openly-accessible electronic version of your thesis/dissertation/project that will be kept by the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. For theses and dissertations produced in the research doctoral program, this electronic copy will be kept in addition to a bound, paper copy. The transition to ETDs is a cooperative effort between the Doctoral Studies Department, the Professional Doctoral Studies Department, and the Library. All the information presented here comes from these sources and represents the official policies of Southern Seminary.
How do I submit my thesis/dissertation/project?
Students submitting dissertations or theses may do so at http://www.etdadmin.com/sbts. Students submitting dissertations and theses are also required to submit one signed copy of your signature page to the library. The signature page must be printed on either acid free or 100% cotton bond paper. Signature pages can be turned in either at the Archives and Special Collections Department or at the library circulation desk.
Students submitting professional doctoral projects may do so at http://www.etdadmin.com/sbts.pdp. The seminary also provides a Microsoft Word template to assist in the formatting of your dissertation.
Step-by-step instructions are provided at these sites, and formatting guidelines are provided in Southern Seminary’s Manual of Style.
What are the benefits of open access for my thesis/dissertation/project?
The content on this page was adapted with the permission of the Duke University Graduate School.