The Office of Graduate Education

Update as of 9/9/2020: All Final Oral Examinations will be held remotely in the fall semester. The Office of Graduate Education has put in place procedures to ensure that students are able to defend their dissertations. Please see the FAQs for information about how to request a Final Oral Examination and the procedure for holding it. We will post on our page and reach out to our graduate students with any updated information.

Update as of 3/30/2020: Please see a message from the Dean of Graduate Education.

Update as of 3/18/2020: As announced in a message from President Richard C. Benson, commencement activities and ceremonies - including Doctoral Hooding and Honors Convocation - scheduled for May 11-14, 2020, will not take place as scheduled. Please watch this site and monitor your UT Dallas email for more details about rescheduling of commencement ceremonies.

The Graduate Dean supports and endorses President Benson's message: Living Our Values. See the Graduate Dean's message.

Fall 2020- PhD

  • October 27, 2020     download PhD checklist
    Last day to request a final oral exam.
  • November 10, 2020
    Last day to hold a final oral exam.
  • November 17, 2020
    Last day to upload dissertation for final review by Office of Graduate Education
  • December 3, 2020 - 12pm NOON
    Last day to receive approval of final dissertation by Office of Graduate Education

Fall 2020 - Master's

  • November 19, 2020     download MS checklist
    Last day to upload thesis for review by Office of Graduate Education
  • December 3, 2020 - 12pm NOON
    Last day to receive approval of final thesis by Office of Graduate Education

Spring 2021 Deadlines

  • View Spring 2021 deadlines here.
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