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Below is a step-by-step outline of the dissertation process. Click on each step to access information and links to forms that are relevant to that particular step. For a printer-friendly outline of the dissertation process, please see the Dissertation Checklist. Flowcharts have also been created to help you see the big picture: flowchart of dissertation proposal process and flowchart of final dissertation process. When drafting your document, you must follow the Graduate School's thesis/dissertation template and the Graduate School's Thesis and Dissertation Formatting Guidestudent checklist is also available to use to check your document before submitting it TDS for review and approval. If you have any questions or concerns regarding any of the steps, please contact Thesis and Dissertation Services in the Graduate School at or (903)886-5968.