All departments require a dissertation in partial fulfillment of the PhD. The dissertation should constitute an original work of a scholarly nature. The student must meet with the advisor to determine the appropriate paperwork and establish a timeline to meet all requirements of the academic department, academic college, and College of Graduate Studies. Students are required to submit their dissertation electronically by uploading to the OhioLINK ETD Center and to publish their document with ProQuest by selecting the transfer paper option in the OhioLINK ETD Center submission process. The dissertation must be successfully defended and approved prior to submission. The defense process is directed by the student's committee and department. Procedures for proper submission of a dissertation, including The Manual for the Formatting of Graduate Dissertations and Theses, templates, and other resources are all available on the College of Graduate Studies website and the Graduate tab of the myUT portal.