Preparation and Submission of Dissertations, Theses, and Professional Papers

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All students submitting a dissertation or thesis are now required to have them read by the Graduate Reader for quality and professionalism. Students will not be graduated until their document has been approved.  It is recommended that students turn their dissertation or thesis in early if it is complete.  Late submissions will not be considered for that term's graduation (see deadlines ).

TWU students enrolling in thesis or dissertation are required to use the digital submission format.

Digital paper submission:  A digital copy is uploaded to Texas Digital Library (TDL) and Proquest’s database. Some programs still require the student to provide one printed copy for the department.

The Graduate School provides assistance for students completing a dissertation or thesis. The Senior Graduate Services Analyst provides formatting assistance, graduate school requirements as well as style manual formatting, corresponding forms and any applicable requirements. Contact information and hours of availability can be found on the Graduate School website under Thesis and Dissertation Consultation .

In addition to the services provided by the Graduate Services Analyst, the graduate school provides a "Guide to Preparation and Processing of Dissertations, Theses and Professional Papers " as well as a supplemental guide, "Formatting Navigator ".