Like many colleges and universities, Northeastern has implemented an Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD) program to replace the traditional practice of depositing print copies of theses and dissertations in the library. You will submit your thesis or dissertation electronically to Pro Quest/UMI Dissertation Publishing, where it will be made available through the Pro Quest Dissertations and Theses (PQDT) database.
Because PQDT only permits full-text access to subscribers, your thesis or dissertation will also be made openly available in the Library's Digital Repository Service (DRS), Scholarly Communication Librarian, with any additional questions or comments about the university's ETD program.
Each college at Northeastern University maintains its own individual requirements for the preparation and submission of theses and dissertations.
Before submitting, students should contact their department or graduate school for specific information.
The "Order a Copy" link provides information about ordering options.
Many of the foreign dissertations are also available from the Center for Research Libraries.
The database incorporates ongoing additions for dissertations and theses accepted as recently as last semester.
Subject coverage includes social sciences, arts & humanities, science & technology, medical sciences, business, and economics.
Metadata (information about the theses) comes from over 1100 colleges, universities, and research institutions.
OATD currently indexes 5,041,087 theses and dissertations. We’re happy to present several data visualizations to give an overall sense of the collection by county of publication, language, and field of study.