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Thesis and Dissertation Center

For Students

The Graduate School takes great pride in our student’s research, which is showcased in the library’s Institutional Repository (Scholar Works). Before your paper can be featured there, there are some forms and formatting guidelines you need to complete. Please follow the instructions below to ensure your thesis or dissertation is completed according to Graduate School policies. Theses and dissertations that do not meet all Graduate School policies will not be approved.

Step-by-step guide to the thesis process for students.

Step-by-step guide to the dissertation process for students.

If at any time you have a question regarding these policies and procedures, contact The Graduate School at gradforms@uttyler.edu.

Editing and Formatting Your Manuscript

The responsibility for editing and formatting theses and dissertations resides solely with the student, so don't wait until the last minute to begin. You will find formatting guidelines and information below.

Please note that The Graduate School does not prescribe any single citation style (MLA or Chicago, for example) as formats differ across disciplines. Select a style manual or journal format established by your department or committee and consistently follow that style throughout the manuscript except where the UT Tyler guidelines state otherwise.

Thesis and Dissertation Formatting Guidelines (and Sample Pages)

  • Students may choose to use this Manuscript Template, but it is not mandatory.
  • Students are welcome to use a professional formatting service for their manuscript.
  • Please check our list of Common Errors before submitting your manuscript for format review.

Electronic Manuscript Submission

All UT Tyler Graduate students are required to submit an electronic copy of their thesis/dissertation to the University’s Institutional Repository. Know your rights! Please review our Electronic Thesis/Dissertation Submission Sheet for Rights Management and Access information.

With electronic thesis submission, we no longer require students to submit bound thesis copies for the library; however, if you or your department would like to have bound copies, contact the UT Tyler Copy Center for pricing.

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