Texas Tech University

Thesis Dissertation Completion Requirements

Completion Requirements

Check all Deadlines for the semester in which you are graduating

Signature Form

  • Masters & Doctoral Students submit a Defense Notification Form. (See notification calendar for submission deadlines.)
  • Students must obtain signatures from all committee members on the Oral Defense and Thesis-Dissertation Approval Form.

Thesis Dissertation Processing Fee (paid only once)

  • Pay the processing fee through Student Business Services

$50.00 Basic Thesis-Dissertation Fee

NOTE: Thesis-Dissertation Fees do NOT cover any personal or departmental, bound copies

Bound Paper Copies

  • The Graduate School and TTU library no longer provide binding through their commercial binding service. Students who need to make bound copies for their committees and/or departments or would like to have bound personal copies, must find a binding service through a third party. If you would like to use the retail version of the commercial binding previously offered by the library, you can go to Thesis-On-Demand and order binding from them directly.

Final Review Draft of Theses/Dissertations and Supporting Documentation

  • Format your document following the guidelines specified on the Graduate School website
  • Submit a committee-approved electronic copy (PDF file) of the final draft of your thesis or dissertation to the ETD website within two weeks after your defense date or no later than the posted deadline
  • Revise your draft according to the review comments made by the coordinator or supervisor
  • Submit the signed Thesis-Dissertation Approval Form to the thesis coordinator or dissertation supervisor
  • MMA/DMA students submit program PDFs on ETD and performance CDs to the Graduate School. More info . . .

Final Copy of the Thesis or Dissertation

  • Submit the final, revised copy in PDF format to the ETD website.

NOTE: DO NOT submit paper copies to the Graduate School or the University Library.

More Information

For more information please contact Dissertation Supervisor: Allison Belisle (etd.gradschool@ttu.edu) 806.834.5163