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New Graduation Requirement for Thesis and Dissertation Students

Starting Fall 2022, all students must run a plagiarism check on their thesis or dissertation.

Log into Blackboard to access a course entitled “UTEP Graduate School SafeAssign Submission” to conduct the plagiarism check.

Share the results of the check with your committee and then advance to the Graduate School along with the defense form and signature page.

Deadlines

FEBRUARY

 

17

On-time graduation application deadline for degree conferral

$35 Diploma Fee
$55 Thesis Online Traditional Publication
$65 Dissertation Online Traditional Publication

 

20

Late graduation application for degree conferral

$50 Diploma Fee
$55 Thesis Online Traditional Publication
$65 Dissertation Online Traditional Publication

APRIL

 

14

Printer’s Deadline

Deadline to submit degree candidates’ names for inclusion in the commencement program.

 

21

Dissertation Defense Deadline

Deadline to defend the dissertation.
Deadline to submit the dissertation defense form.

MAY

 

5

Dissertation Submission Deadline

Deadline to submit the dissertation signature page and the SafeAssign Plagiarism check results.
Deadline to submit the Committee and Graduate School approved dissertation at the ProQuest website for online publication.
ProQuest/UMI

 

12


Deadline to apply for spring graduation

 

13


Commencement

 

14


Commencement

 

15

Thesis Submission Deadline

Deadline to defend the thesis.
Deadline to submit the thesis defense form, thesis signature page and the SafeAssign Plagiarism check results.
Deadline to submit the Committee and Graduate School approved thesis at the ProQuest website for online publication.
ProQuest/UMI

JULY

 

17

On-time graduation application deadline for degree conferral

$35 Diploma Fee
$55 Thesis Online Traditional Publication
$65 Dissertation Online Traditional Publication

 

18

Late graduation application for degree conferral

$50 Diploma Fee
$55 Thesis Online Traditional Publication
$65 Dissertation Online Traditional Publication

AUGUST

 

9


Deadline to apply for graduation


Thesis and Dissertation Submission Deadline

Deadline to defend the thesis or dissertation.
Deadline to submit the thesis or dissertation defense form, thesis or dissertation signature page and the SafeAssign Plagiarism check results.
Deadline to submit the Committee and Graduate School approved thesis or dissertation at the ProQuest website for online publication.
ProQuest/UMI

 

15


Summer Degree Conferral

OCTOBER

 

6

On-time graduation application deadline for degree conferral.

$35 Diploma Fee
$65 Dissertation Online Traditional Publication
$55 Thesis Online Traditional Publication

 

9

Late graduation application for degree conferral.

$50 Diploma Fee
$55 Thesis Online Traditional Publication
$65 Dissertation Online Traditional Publication

NOVEMBER

 

17

Printer’s Deadline

Last day to apply for graduation and have name included in the commencement program.

 

22

Dissertation Defense Deadline

Deadline to defend the dissertation.
Deadline to submit the dissertation defense form.

DECEMBER

 

8

Dissertation Submission Deadline

Deadline to submit the dissertation signature page and the SafeAssign Plagiarism check results.
Deadline to submit the Committee and Graduate School approved dissertation at the ProQuest website for online publication.

ProQuest/UMI

 

15


Deadline to apply for fall graduation.

 

16


Commencement

 

17


Commencement

 

18

Thesis Submission Deadline

Deadline to defend the thesis.
Deadline to submit the thesis defense form, thesis signature page and the SafeAssign Plagiarism check results.
Deadline to submit the Committee and Graduate School approved thesis at the ProQuest website for online publication.

ProQuest/UMI

FEBRUARY

 

16

On-time graduation application deadline for degree conferral

$35 Diploma Fee
$55 Thesis Online Traditional Publication
$65 Dissertation Online Traditional Publication

 

19

Late graduation application for degree conferral

$50 Diploma Fee
$55 Thesis Online Traditional Publication
$65 Dissertation Online Traditional Publication

APRIL

 

12

Printer’s Deadline

Deadline to submit degree candidates’ names for inclusion in the commencement program.

 

19

Dissertation Defense Deadline

Deadline to defend the dissertation.
Deadline to submit the dissertation defense form.

MAY

 

3

Dissertation Submission Deadline

Deadline to submit the dissertation signature page and the SafeAssign Plagiarism check results.
Deadline to submit the Committee and Graduate School approved dissertation at the ProQuest website for online publication.

ProQuest/UMI

 

10


Deadline to apply for spring graduation

 

11


Commencement

 

12


Commencement

 

13

Thesis Submission Deadline

Deadline to defend the thesis.
Deadline to submit the thesis defense form, thesis signature page and the SafeAssign Plagiarism check results.
Deadline to submit the Committee and Graduate School approved thesis at the ProQuest website for online publication.

ProQuest/UMI

JULY

 

19

On-time graduation application deadline for degree conferral

$35 Diploma Fee
$55 Thesis Online Traditional Publication
$65 Dissertation Online Traditional Publication

 

22

Late graduation application for degree conferral

$50 Diploma Fee
$55 Thesis Online Traditional Publication
$65 Dissertation Online Traditional Publication

AUGUST

 

6

Deadline to apply for summer graduation

 

Thesis and Dissertation Defense and Submission Deadline

Deadline to defend the thesis/dissertation.
Deadline to submit the thesis/dissertation defense form, thesis/dissertation signature page and SafeAssign check results.
Deadline to submit the Committee and Graduate School approved thesis/dissertation at the ProQuest website for online publication.
ProQuest/UMI

 

15


Summer Degree Conferral

SEPTEMBER

 

30

On-time graduation application deadline for degree conferral

$35 Diploma Fee
$55 Thesis Online Traditional Publication
$65 Dissertation Online Traditional Publication

OCTOBER

 

3

Late graduation application for degree conferral

$50 Diploma Fee
$55 Thesis Online Traditional Publication
$65 Dissertation Online Traditional Publication

NOVEMBER

 

11

Printer’s Deadline

Deadline to submit degree candidates’ names for inclusion in the commencement program.

 

18

Dissertation Defense Deadline

Deadline to defend the dissertation.
Deadline to submit the dissertation defense form.

DECEMBER

 

2

Dissertation Submission Deadline

Deadline to submit the dissertation signature page and the SafeAssign Plagiarism check results.
Deadline to submit the Committee and Graduate School approved dissertation at the ProQuest website for online publication.
ProQuest/UMI

 

9


Deadline to apply for fall graduation

 

10


Commencement

 

11


Commencement

 

12

Thesis Submission Deadline

Deadline to defend the thesis.
Deadline to submit the thesis defense form, thesis signature page and the SafeAssign Plagiarism check results.
Deadline to submit the Committee and Graduate School approved thesis at the ProQuest website for online publication.
ProQuest/UMI

Submit your graduate advisor approved Application for Graduate Degree to the Graduate School.   

You will receive email notification from the Graduate School once your application is approved.

The diploma fee and the UMI online publication fee are billed to your UTEP Goldmine account upon approval of the Application for Graduate Degree.

Do not submit payment with the application and do not pay the diploma fee until your Application for Graduate Degree has been approved by the Graduate School.

PLEASE NOTE THAT IF YOU DO NOT GRADUATE YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO RESUBMIT A GRADUATION APPLICATION.

Thesis & Dissertation Information

 

Two format checks are required:
  • before the defense (preliminary format check)
  • after the defense (final format check).
Format Guidelines

Please send all Correspondence and Forms relating to completion or graduation to:

gradschoolgraduation@utep.edu
Upload your thesis or dissertation here:
UMI/ProQuest Website
A search engine for dissertations submitted by other UTEP students.
Dissertations and Theses @ UTEP

ScholarWorks@UTEP

Theses and dissertations from 2008-present are available in full-text in ScholarWorks@UTEP. The authors of works in this collection retain copyright; re-use of any work should be accompanied by proper attribution to the author; works should not be re-distributed without direct permission from the author. Embargoes on the distribution of dissertations/theses established upon their submission to the UTEP Graduate School are honored in this collection as well.

ScholarWorks@UTEP

Additional Information

Doctoral students must also complete the following (as applicable):

Survey of Earned Doctorates
PHD students only - does not apply to EDD, DPT or DNP students.

Survey of Earned Doctorates

Apostle Certification with the Secretary of State of the State of Texas

An Apostle is the name for a specialized certificate, issued by the Secretary of State. The Apostle is attached to your original document to verify it is legitimate and authentic so it will be accepted in one of the other countries who are members of the Hague Apostle Convention. This service is provided for students by the Office of Registration and Records.

Members of the Hague Apostle Convention

Apostle Certification

Click below to access the official UTEP Commencement website.

UTEP Commencement Website

REGALIA

Master's Regalia

Master's Regalia

  • Black Tassel
  • Gown
  • The color of the hood varies according to discipline

Select your major to reveal the color of your hood.

 

Doctoral Regalia

Doctoral Regalia

  • Antique Gold Tassel
  • Black Gown with Black Felt
  • The color of the hood varies according to degree