Master's Students

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Graduate students must submit their thesis electronically through ProQuest for graduation within a specific term by posted deadline.

  • 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.

Thesis Submission Deadlines (by semester)

To be considered for graduation within a specific term, the Thesis must be submitted to CGS through ProQuest by the deadlines posted below (normally 2 weeks prior to graduation). Please note that specific programs may have additional or earlier deadlines.

Spring 2017 Summer 2017 Fall 2017
April 28, 2017 July 21, 2017 December 1, 2017

Dissertation/Thesis Formatting Workshops

The College of Graduate offers two Dissertation Formatting workshops each semester. Graduate 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
  • Deadlines
  • ProQuest

Upcoming formatting workshop dates:

21 June 2017 Dissertation/Thesis Formatting Workshop, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm, Mary & Jeff Bell Library - LIB 220