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The Graduate School is committed to advancing academic excellence in graduate and postdoctoral education and training. We have several departments that can assist you with questions regarding professional development activities, administrative processes, and graduate student success initiatives. 


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Preparation Guidelines and FAQs

Questions about preparing your Thesis or Dissertation?

Click here to download the Thesis/Dissertation Preparation Guidelines & FAQs. ( updated Fall 2020)

This downloadable PDF provides answers to many frequently asked questions The Graduate School receives regarding formatting, the preliminary draft, final submission requirements, and ProQuest. The information is divided into five categories:

  • Getting Started
  • Copyright Information
  • Formatting
  • Final Submission Requirements
  • General Questions

If you have a question that is not answered in our Preparation Guidelines & FAQs, please contact

Need help using Microsoft Word to format your Thesis or Dissertation?

Click here to download the Troubleshooting/How-To Resources for Microsoft Word document. ( version 2020.1.28)

The Troubleshooting/How-To Resources for Microsoft Word pdf is available to assist you! This document has been created by The Graduate School to address common difficulties students have when using Microsoft Word to format their thesis or dissertation. The guide contains step-by-step instructions and screenshots and was created specifically for The Graduate School at UTSA’s required formatting template.

Ready to submit?

Be sure to download our Final Draft Formatting Checklist to make sure your draft is ready to go!

Additional resources:

Final Semester Timeline

  • A suggested timeline for finalizing your document during your final semester (NOTE: This timeline is a general guideline; always defer to department guidelines wherever they conflict with timeline)

Submission Info Packet (Master’s)

Submission Info Packet (Doctoral)

“Copyright and Your Dissertation or Thesis: Ownership, Fair Use, and Your Rights and Responsibilities” by Kenneth D. Crews, J.D., Ph.D. (Provided by ProQuest)

“Copyright Basics” from

Previously Published Materials Instructions

  • Instructions that must be followed when including any of your own previously published material within your document
  • NEW!: Includes sample publication prefaces!