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East Carolina University Submission Guide for the Graduate School Theses and Dissertations.

ECU's ETD System: Vireo

ECU's ETD Submission Service: Vireo

Graduate School Contacts

Dr. Thomas McConnell
Associate Dean
109 Ragsdale Building
Greenville, NC 27858
Phone: 252-328-2956
Fax: 252-328-6071


Ms. Marquerite Bond
Administrative Support Associate
105 Ragsdale Building
Greenville, NC 27858 
Phone: 252-328-5792 
Fax: 252-328-6071

Joyner Library Contact

Ms. Jeanne Hoover
Scholarly Communication Librarian
1107 Joyner Library
Greenville, NC 27858
Phone: 252-328-2261


Electronic Theses and Dissertations

For Summer 2020 submissions due July 17th, the process for submission has been simplified and, while following all formatting guidelines on this website, will be described below. 

All students submitting a Master's Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation must email all three required documents as PDFs:

1)Master's Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation 

2) NEDL (Non-Exclusive Distribution License) for ECU and ProQuest License Agreement. Please review the licenses, embargo, and access settings.  Your online signature is required in the NEDL for ECU and ProQuest.  Your thesis/dissertation Director's online signature is required in the NEDL for ECU.

3) Signature Page with signatures. Please select Master's Thesis Signature Page or Doctoral Dissertation Signature Page accordingly. Please note: All forms of electronic signatures/images will be accepted in the separate signature page. 

Please follow all formatting and style directions on this website.  For the remainder of this semester, you will not be using Vireo, but will be submitting/emailing these three documents to Marquerite Bond ( and T. McConnell (  Be sure to include both those email addresses.  No paper copies of theses or dissertations will be accepted. No electronic theses or dissertations (ETD) submitted through any service will be accepted either.

The last day to submit a thesis or dissertation is normally 10 business days prior to the last day of final exams.  The thesis/dissertation emailed to the ECU Graduate School must be the final-approved version by your thesis/dissertation student advisory committee.  The table below lists the upcoming deadlines:



Summer 2020

July 17, 2020

          Fall 2020            November 11, 2020
           Spring 2021            April 22, 2021

The navigation at the top of this libguide is in the order of the submission process starting with the homepage and proceeding right. Additionally, links for workshops, FAQs, and documents and links can be found here. Each page is specially designed and goes into great depth explaining the requirements of the student.

Some other helpful guides are linked here:

It is strongly encouraged that the student read through these webpages before submitting a thesis/dissertation.  

Many master's degrees (but not all) require a thesis for completion of the degree; similarly, many doctoral degrees require a dissertation. Students who are unsure of the requirements for their program should consult with their graduate program director/department chair, their department's website, or the graduate catalog.

At all stages of research, the student should be working closely with their research advisor, consulting with them for all types of questions. Should more questions arise, contact the Graduate School staff listed to the left.