Doctoral Students

The College of Graduate offers two Dissertation Formatting workshops each semester. Doctoral students are strongly encouraged to attend a formatting workshop the semester of graduation. Dates for upcoming sessions can be found online. All sessions are identical and cover the following information:

  • The College of Graduate Studies required formatting
  • The available formatting templates
  • Required Doctoral Forms
  • Deadlines
  • ProQuest

This document provides additional details regarding copyright issues related to the publication of your thesis/dissertation:

Copyright and Your Dissertation or Thesis

  • Online Payment Option - Dissertation Processing Fee
  • Pay fee on campus: Cash, Check, Money Order, or debit card. Payments must be made at the Business Office in the student services Building.
  • How to get Started:
    1. Log on and create an account.
    2. Click 'Submit my dissertation/thesis' in the 'Ready to begin?' box located on the right.
    3. Click 'Create an Account' in the 'New user?' box.
    4. Create your account
    5. Once it is created you will receive a confirmation email.
    6. Open this email and it will give you a link to proceed.
    7. Once you are able to log into your account, you will see a list of 'submission steps' on the left hand side of your screen. These steps will guide you through process. Each box will be check off as it is completed.
      *Note: When attaching your dissertation, it must be in a PDF format.

For specific questions regarding Copyright options, ProQuest Open Access Publishing Plus or Creative Commons licensing, contact or (361) 825-5961.

Program Handbooks:

  • Ph.D. in Counselor Education (coming soon)
  • Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction (coming soon)
  • Ed.D. in Educational Leadership (coming soon)
  • DNP Doctor of Nursing Practice (coming soon)

3MT is a competition celebrating the research of graduate students while promoting and improving presentation, academic, and research communication skills. For more information on deadlines and how to register, click here