From understanding policies to conducting research to writing your thesis or dissertation, the Graduate School's academic policies are designed to help you attain your educational and career goals.

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Programs & Contacts

Connect with one of The University of Texas at Austin's graduate programs, an admission coordinator, a graduate adviser or a graduate coordinator.



From degree requirements to estimated timelines, learn about the milestones that shape doctoral study.

Registration Policies

Academic & Registration Policies

The 99-Hour Rule. Registration procedures. Extension credit. Leaves of absence. Get answers to your questions about academic and registration policy at the Graduate School.

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Many graduate students conduct research at some point during their course of study. Graduate School policies help student-researchers learn to do it well.

Theses & Dissertations

Theses & Dissertations

From oral examinations to advancing to candidacy, see what’s required with respect to your thesis or dissertation.

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Once your degree requirements are nearly complete, it's time to start thinking about graduation. Learn about deadlines, convocation and other topics.