Final Submission Requirements
The following requirements must be completed by 5:00 p.m. on the posted final deadline:
- Submit one electronic copy of the thesis or dissertation to ProQuest UMI website.
- Doctoral Candidates only: Complete the online Survey of Earned Doctorates (SED) and all required doctoral forms.
Please note: Submitting two final printed copies is no longer a final submission requirement as of the Spring 2014 semester. Your ProQuest electronic submission also serves as the UTSA archival copy. The Library is no longer accepting printed copies for binding and archival. Your ProQuest submission must be correctly formatted according to our formatting requirements and template; incorrectly formatted final submissions will not be accepted.
Committee Approval of Thesis or Dissertation
As of Spring 2014, hard copies of master's theses and doctoral dissertations are no longer a final submission requirement. With the removal of this requirement, signed signature pages are no longer submitted to The Graduate School. Approval of your document is instead shown with the below forms.
- Doctoral Students: Certification of Completion of Dissertation Requirements for Doctoral Degree. The department will complete this form and route to The Graduate School for approval once the student has met all requirements to graduate. This form must be received by The Graduate School no later than the final deadline. There is no change to this policy.
- Master's Students: Certification of Completion of Thesis Requirements for Master's Degree. The department will complete this form and route to The Graduate School for approval once the student has met all requirements to graduate. This form must be received by The Graduate School no later than the final deadline.
You may order personal bound copies of your thesis or dissertation through ProQuest (ProQuest Binding Prices) when you submit your document, or by contacting FedEx (FedEx Office Binding Options). The Graduate School does not accept hard copies for personal binding.