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The Graduate College highly recommends that dissertation/thesis defenses and comprehensive exam meetings take place remotely via Zoom or Teams until further notice. If those meetings do take place in person, the university’s social distancing requirements must be followed, guests may not attend in person, and anyone with an approved accommodation must be allowed to participate remotely.

Master's and Doctoral Students

Requirement Fall 2021 Spring 2022 Summer 2022
Last Day to Apply for Graduation October 1 TBD TBD
Final Date for Thesis and Dissertation Defense November 12 April 15 July 8
Thesis and Dissertation Due to The Graduate College by 5 p.m. November 19 April 22 July 15
Thesis and Dissertation Must Be Approved by The Graduate College
by 5 p.m.
December 3 May 6 July 29
Comprehensive Examination Paperwork* Due to The Graduate College
by 5 p.m. (Master's and DPT Students Only)
December 3 May 6 July 29
Survey of Earned Doctorates Due to The Graduate College by 5 p.m.
(Doctoral Students Only)
December 3 May 6 July 29

*For Thesis or Non-Thesis students: The comprehensive exam deadline is for paperwork only. If your comprehensive examination is your thesis defense, it must be scheduled and completed by the defense deadlines listed above. Please work with your graduate advisor to make sure you meet all departmental deadlines and other degree requirements.

**For Thesis students: Per the Graduate Catalog, it is recommended that the thesis proposal form be submitted to the dean of The Graduate College by the end of the student's enrollment in Thesis 5399A. Failure to submit the thesis proposal in a timely fashion may result in delayed graduation. Keep in mind that submission of your Master's Thesis Proposal does not automatically equal dean approval. There are several factors that could cause processing delays such as the make-up of your committee, IRB concerns, missing documents, etc. If you have questions, please contact your program advisor or GCDEGSPCL@txstate.edu.