Thesis and Dissertation Services

At Texas A&M University, each master’s thesis option and doctoral program calls for completion of an electronic thesis, dissertation, or record of study (ETD) in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the awarding of the degree. The ETD should be presented in a scholarly, well-integrated and properly documented manner and should report the original work done by the student under the supervision of the advisory committee.


ETDs must be submitted to Thesis and Dissertation Services for compliance review and approval in time to meet appropriate deadlines for graduation in a given semester. Format requirements are outlined in the Thesis & Dissertation Manual. Click here to find more detailed information about Thesis and Dissertation Policies.

Prepare Your Document

The process of completing a thesis, dissertation, or record of study can seem overwhelming. As part of the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies, Thesis and Dissertation Services is available to help students manage the process and smooth the road to graduation. Click here to learn more about preparing your document.

Thesis and Dissertation Workflow
The Thesis and Dissertation Workflow serves as a roadmap for clearing Thesis and Dissertation Services requirements and becoming one step closer to graduation. The workflow outlines the entire process of writing, preparing, and submitting your document from start to finish. Click here to view and save the Thesis and Dissertation Workflow.

Thesis & Dissertation Manual
The Thesis & Dissertation Manual (Spring 2018) is provided to help graduate students and their committee members prepare theses, dissertations, and records of study. Its purpose is to define uniform standards of style and format and to allow enough flexibility to satisfy the practices of each academic discipline.

Document Templates
Some template files are provided to help guide students in creating an ETD that meets the requirements for Texas A&M University as set forth in the Thesis Manual. Click here to view the available template files.

Submit Your Document

Once a student confirms that his or her electronic thesis, dissertation, or record of study (ETD) complies with University standards, and that all pre-submittal requirements have been met, the electronic file can be submitted to Thesis and Dissertation Services for review and approval. Click here to view information about how to submit your document.

Other Resources

Workshops and Tutorials
Click here to view upcoming workshops and available tutorials.

Click here to view information about Pre-Submittal conferences. Online Pre-Submittal Conference information can be found here.

University Writing Center
Click here to view the University Writing Center guides and learn about helpful services offered.

Copyright Resources
Click here to view the University Libraries’ guides and other helpful tips about copyright.

Digital Archive
Click here to view archived theses, dissertations, or records of study (2002-present).