Texas Tech University

Thesis Dissertation Completion Requirements

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.
  • Students must obtain signature from all committee member on the Thesis/Dissertation Document Approval form

Thesis Dissertation Processing Fee (paid only once)

  • Pay the processing fee through Student Business Services
  • Rate: $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. The retail version of the commercial binding previously offered by the library is  Thesis-On-Demand

Final Review Draft of Theses/Dissertations and Supporting Documentation

  • Format your document following the guidelines specified on Thesis-Dissertation Document Formatting Guidelines
  • 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 or Questions:

Please contact:
Allison Belisle
Dissertation Supervisor
etd.gradschool@ttu.edu | T 806.834.5163