Master’s and doctoral students nearing degree completion should begin to prepare for graduation from The University of Texas at Austin. 

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Deadlines & Submission Instructions

From completing thesis and dissertation requirements to submitting graduation forms, find out what you need to do in order to graduate.

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Digital Submission Requirement

Graduating students earning either master’s or doctoral degrees are required to publish their thesis, report, dissertation or treatise digitally and in accordance with certain formatting rules.

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Guidelines for Submitting Materials Electronically

Review the instructions to submit materials to the Graduate School via email.

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It’s time to celebrate your accomplishment as you join—or rejoin—the ranks of the Texas Exes. Participate in Commencement and Convocation.

Official Verification of Degrees

The Office of the Registrar

The Office of the Registrar is responsible for official verification of degrees awarded.

Degrees and Dates of Attendance

The Office of the Registrar provides public directory information for all current and former students whose records are computerized. Generally, this includes students enrolled from Fall 1977 to the present.

UT Direct

The registrar mails diplomas about six weeks after graduation. The diploma will bear your name, graduation date and degree earned, along with the university’s seal and signatures. Make sure your address is up to date in UT Direct.