Dissertation/Thesis Flowchart

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1. Before you Begin Writing
Before You Begin Writing

2. Preliminary Review
Preliminary Review

3. Oral Exam
Oral Exam

  • Submit announcement of oral examination 10 days prior (hardcopy to Ms. Sims)
  • Obtain signatures at exam: Three signature pages & Result
  • Submit Result of oral exam form to Graduate School
4. Final Review
Final Review

  • After successful defense submit hardcopies of the following:
    • Approval of final dissertation/thesis copy form
    • Final Checklist
    • Two of three signed signature pages
    • One of two signed copyright and availability forms
  • Submit a digital version (PDF) of the following at https://baylor-etd.tdl.org
    • Dissertation or thesis
    • Signed signature page
    • Signed Copyright and Availability form
5. Electronic Submission
Electronic Submission


After Graduate School Approval
  • Doctoral students submit dissertation to UMI website (optional for Master's students)
  • Doctoral students complete Survey of Earned Doctorates

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