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Thesis and Dissertation Center

Overview

Theses and dissertations must follow specific guidelines and formatting set by the Graduate School. Please click the appropriate tab on the left to get a step-by-step guide to completing your research (Students) or assisting your student through the process (Faculty).
 
Deadlines
 
Deadlines will vary each semester, so please be sure to check the Graduate School Calendar for more information. It is the student’s responsibility to meet all established deadlines. Work with the chair of your thesis/dissertation committee as you near these deadlines to ensure their availability for defending, reviewing, and approving your manuscript. Deadlines are STRICTLY enforced!
 
Forms
 
All forms necessary for the thesis or dissertation process can be found below. Although most of these forms are initiated by the committee chair or program director, the student is responsible for ensuring that forms are filed in a timely manner. Please check your step-by-step guide first to find out which forms you need, when to submit them, etc.

  • Thesis (read more)
    • Appointment of Thesis/Dissertation Committee: Used to nominate members of the student's thesis/dissertation committee. Committee membership must be approved by the Dean of The Graduate School.
       
    • Change of Thesis/Dissertation Committee: Used to change membership of an existing committee. Committee membership must be approved by the Dean of The Graduate School.
      ** Before submitting your appointment of committee form, please browse our List of Graduate Faculty Membership to ensure your committee members are "Graduate Research Faculty," "Provisional Graduate Research Faculty," or "Visiting Graduate Research Faculty." If your chosen faculty do not hold one of these titles, please email gradforms@uttyler.edu for more information.

     
  • Dissertation (read more)
    • Dissertation Defense and Approval Process Checklist: Provides an overview of the dissertation forms that students can check off as they go. It is not required to use or submit this checklist to the Graduate School.
       
    • Appointment of Thesis/Dissertation Committee: Used to nominate members of the student's thesis/dissertation committee. Committee membership must be approved by the Dean of The Graduate School. Click here to see if your committee members are already approved.
       
    • Change of Thesis/Dissertation Committee: Used to change membership of an existing committee. Committee membership must be approved by the Dean of The Graduate School. Click here to see if your committee members are already approved.
       

      ** Before submitting your appointment of committee form, please browse our List of Graduate Faculty Membership to ensure your committee members are "Graduate Research Faculty," "Provisional Graduate Research Faculty," or "Visiting Graduate Research Faculty." If your chosen faculty do not hold one of these titles, please email gradforms@uttyler.edu for more information.
       
    • Proficiency Examination Report: Used to report the results of exams to The Graduate School and to certify advancement to candidacy.
       
    • Request to Schedule Oral Defense: Used to set the date for the Oral Defense and select a representative of the Graduate Faculty to attend the Oral Defense. Must be submitted to The Graduate School along with a complete draft of the dissertation (electronic version, not hard copy) no later than 10 working days before the proposed date of the Oral Defense. Defenses must be scheduled at least one month prior to graduation.
       
    • Final Oral Defense Report: This form certifies that the student has successfully defended an acceptable dissertation. Form must be submitted to The Graduate School within 5 working days of the completion of the final Oral Defense.
       
    • Multi-Paper Format and Style Form: For Nursing PhD Students only -substitute the Electronic Thesis Submission Form for page 3 of this form. You will receive the Electronic Submission Form once your manuscript is approved.
       
    • Request for Extension: Used to request an extension of graduation date. An extension will be granted for no more than two consecutive semesters (including summer) at a time.

     
  • Faculty Only (read more)

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