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Doctoral dISSERTATION Checklist, 2012-2013


Steps to Graduate Fall 2012 Spring 2013 Summer 2013

1. Register for dissertation course: EDCI 8390/8391


2. Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Approval Form-At least one semester prior to applying for Dissertation Defense, $25.

  Sept. 1, 2012

Feb. 1, 2013

May 1, 2013

3. Application for Doctoral Dissertation Defense Form and Abstract-Submit when dissertation is ready for oral defense.




4. Specific date for proposed defense, and date for graduation.

  Grad.: Dec.

Grad.: May

Grad.: Aug.

5. Provide copies to Committee Chair, Committee Members, and Program Director

  Two weeks
  before defense

Two weeks before defense

Two weeks before defense

6. Oral Defense Approval Form

Nov. 2, 2012

Apr. 5, 2013

July 12, 2013

7. Committee Certification of Approved Version of Dissertation

Nov. 16, 2012

Apr. 19, 2013

July 26, 2013

8. Submit PDF file to UTB Electronic Dissertation Submission Site via Graduate Studies Office

Nov. 16, 2012

Apr. 19, 2013

July 26, 2013

9.Degree review, verification of completion of Program of Study by Graduate Studies Office

Dec. 14, 2012

May 10, 2013

Aug. 15, 2013

10. Notify Program Director by e-mail of completion of all items on Checklist.




11.  Exit interview/survey with Office of Graduate Programs (COE)

  Before graduation

Before graduation

Before graduation

 If you have any questions or concerns contact the Office of Graduate Programs in the College of Education at (956) 882-5769 or e-mail the Director, Dr. Peter Gawenda at 

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Doctoral Application
Doctoral Dissertation Proposal

Dissertation Defense Guideline 
Texas Digital Library Electronic Dissertation Submission
Dissertation Signature

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