Deadlines for Submission

Schedule of the Dissertation Proposal Defense

Dissertation Students: You must schedule your proposal defense with the Office of Graduate Studies by the 20th of the month prior to the month you intend to defend by filling out this form

Proposals

Proposal approval by the Office of Thesis & Dissertation Services (the Office of Graduate Studies) must be granted one semester prior to the semester you intend to defend your final thesis/dissertation and graduate.

  • Proposal Approval for Summer: the 4th Friday in July--this is the submission deadline for those seeking to defend their final thesis/dissertation and graduate in Fall or later
  • Proposal Approval for Fall: the 4th Friday in November--this is the submission deadline for those seeking to defend their final thesis/dissertation and graduate in Spring or later
  • Proposal Approval for Spring: the 4th Friday in April--this is the submission deadline for those seeking to defend their final thesis/dissertation and graduate in Summer or later

Schedule of the Thesis/Dissertation Final Defense

Dissertation Students: You must schedule your final defense with the Office of Graduate Studies the 20th of the month prior to the month you intend to defend by filling out this form. Therefore, you need to submit this form to the Office of Graduate Studies no later than the following dates:

  • Spring 2017: by February 20th
  • Summer 2017: by May 20th
  • Fall 2017: by September 20th

Thesis Students: You must send notification of final defense to the Office of Thesis & Dissertation Services at least one week (7 days) prior to the date of your scheduled defense. Therefore, you need to submit this form to OTDS@tamuc.edu no later than the following dates: 

  • Spring 2017: by March 17th
  • Summer 2017: by June 16th
  • Fall 2017: by October 20th

Final Defense of Thesis/Dissertation

You must defend your final thesis/dissertation by the following dates:

  • Summer: the 3rd Friday in June--this is for students seeking to submit their final dissertation for approval and graduate in Summer 
  • Fall: the 4th Friday in October--this is for students seeking to submit their final dissertation for approval and graduate in Fall 
  • Spring: the 4th Friday in March--this is for students seeking to submit their final dissertation for approval and graduate in Spring 

Final Thesis/Dissertation Submission

Your final thesis/dissertation must be submitted to the Office of Thesis & Dissertation Services for final approval for graduation no later than the following dates:

  • Summer graduation: the 4th Friday in June 
  • Fall graduation: 1st Friday in November 
  • Spring graduation: the 1st Friday in April