Thesis and Dissertation Process

Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) requires a dissertation or doctoral project for all doctoral candidates and a thesis for all thesis option master’s candidates. The thesis or dissertation should be presented in a scholarly, well-integrated and properly documented manner, and should contain original work completed by the student under the supervision of an advisory committee. The information provided on this page is intended to assist students with information regarding formatting, deadlines, and submission of the thesis and dissertation.

Beginning Spring 2019, the Office of Graduate Studies will be purchasing the required bound copies of the thesis/dissertation/doctoral project for all graduating master’s and doctoral students.  Graduate Studies will have three copies bound for each student:  one for the Office of Graduate Studies, one for archival in the John B. Coleman Library, and one for the student.  A student should consult directly with his/her department regarding any additional copies required by the academic college.

Thesis, Dissertation, and Doctoral Project Resources

Summer 2019 Submission Timeline and Important Dates

Monday, June 24 Suggested Deadline for Final Defense of Thesis/Dissertation/Doctoral Project to Meet Graduate Studies Deadline
Wednesday, June 26 Late Deadline to Apply for Summer 2019 Graduation & Participation in Commencement Activities
Monday, July 8 Final Deadline for Submission of Fully Edited Thesis/Dissertation/Doctoral Project to Office of Graduate Studies
Monday, August 5 Last Class Day (10-Week Session)
Monday, August 5 Deadline to Apply for Summer 2019 Graduation (Degree conferral only; no participation in commencement activities.)
Saturday, August 10 Commencement
Monday, September 9 Bound Copies to the Office of Graduate Studies (Graduate Studies requires two (2) bound copies. Please check with your department regarding additional copies.)

Fall 2019 Submission Timeline and Important Dates

Tuesday, October 22 Suggested Deadline for Final Defense of Thesis/Dissertation/Doctoral Project to Meet Graduate Studies Deadline
Tuesday, October 31 Late Deadline to Apply for Fall 2019 Graduation & Participation in Commencement Activities
Tuesday, November 5 Final Deadline for Submission of Fully Edited Thesis/Dissertation/Doctoral Project to Office of Graduate Studies
Tuesday, December 3 Last Class Day
Tuesday, December 3 Deadline to Apply for Fall 2019 Graduation (Degree conferral only; no participation in commencement activities.)
Saturday, December 14 Commencement
Monday, January 13, 2020 Bound Copies to the Office of Graduate Studies (Graduate Studies requires two (2) bound copies. Please check with your department regarding additional copies.)