Skip to Main Content

E-thesis, Project, and Dissertation Submission Guide: Home


Electronic theses, projects, and dissertations are also known as ETDs. This guide contains all of the information that you will need to submit your thesis, project, or dissertation. Please be aware that this process may take several days. DO NOT wait until the last minute!

California State University, Bakersfield (CSUB) requires electronic submission/availability of completed master’s theses, culminating, and dissertation projects by CSUB students. Students will self-submit their scholarship via the ProQuest ETD tool available on the library website.  Submitted master’s theses, culminating, and dissertations will be made available globally to students, researchers, and the general public through ProQuest, the Walter W. Stiern Library catalog, and CSU Bakersfield’s Institutional Repository: Runner Scholar. Access to student submitted scholarship will be unrestricted. If desired, either for their personal use or in response to a departmental request/requirement, students can have print copies of their theses or projects bound at their own expense.