Navigating Your Degree

From understanding policies to conducting research to writing your thesis or dissertation, the Graduate School is here to help you attain your educational and career goals.

Navigating Your Master's Degree

Review the options and requirements for pursuing a master's degree.

Navigating Your Doctoral Degree

Review information you will need during your Ph.D. program.

Academic Policies

Review academic policies regarding student status, grades & credit, leaves of absence and more.

Registration Policies

Review registration policies, information on withdrawals, international independent study, affiliate studies and more.

Research and Writing

Review research and writing policies, along with tools to help you accomplish your academic goals.

Postdoctoral Resources

Review information that will help postdocs during their time at The University of Texas at Austin.

Graduate Student Mentoring

Review resourses for graduate student mentoring, including a faculty guide to mentoring and a graduate student mentoring course.


Master’s and doctoral students nearing degree completion should begin to prepare for graduation.

Key Dates

Review the key dates for graduate students, including registration, payment deadlines and more.


Get access to forms you may need access to while enrolled as a graduate student.