Resources and Forms

    Graduate Resource Center (GRC): Thesis/Dissertation Assistance

    If you need assistance with the formatting or uploading of your thesis or dissertation, you may also contact Tony Reyna at (956)665-2656 or to make an appointment.

    Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, in the Old C-Store Porable South of SBSC building (Temporary Location).


    Guides and Forms

  • Office of Graduate Studies
    Information about applying to graduate school, tuition and funding, thesis and dissertation, graduation information, and many more resources.

  • Thesis and Dissertation
    You will find dissertation resources for step by step instructions to setting up your committee to submitting your final dissertation draft.

  • Graduate Resource Center (GRC)
    The GRC office provides assistance with thesis and dissertation formatting and uploading for submission, STEM lectures series, travel scholarships, survival toolbox, teaching academy, and workshops.

  • Graduate Catalogue
    The university graduate catalog (2011-2013) provides you with course codes, course descriptions, glossary of terms, faculty listing, and program requirements.

  • Graduate School Handbook
    The graduate handbook provides you with an overview of steps after you have been accepted to the graduate program, policies, academic support and resources, finances, and important contact information.

  • Educational Leadership Doctoral Program Website
    The program is designed for those who wish to exert educational leadership whether they serve as superintendents, principals, program managers, or teachers. Special focus is placed on preparing educational leaders for the Rio Grande Valley.

  • Educational Leadership Doctoral Program Student Handbook
    This handbook is intended to guide or assist students and faculty to understand the structure and procedures of the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership at the University of Texas-Pan American.

  • Comprehensive Exam
    Educational Leadership Doctoral Program students are required to take a comprehensive exam.

  • Application for Dissertation Committee
    This form is to apply for a dissertation committee of faculy members you have met with and agree to advise you in your development of your dissertation.

  • Application for Doctoral Degree
    Graduate students are required to submit an application for a doctoral degree plan to the Office of Graduate Studies.

  • UTPA Thesis Manual
    As you write your Thesis or Dissertation refer to this manual for formatting guidelines

  • Thesis/Dissertation Template
    Review the thesis/dissertation template for the required document structure.

  • Copyright Services
    Find out more information about the copyright of your thesis/dissertation.

  • Institutional Review Board (IRB) Procedures
    The University of Texas-Pan American's Institutional Review Board (IRB) reviews all research that meets the definition of “human subjects research”.

  • CITI-Course in the Protection of Human Research Subjects
    The UTPA IRB office will require you to complete the CITI training, if your research involves "human subjects research". You can contact the IRB office for further information (956) 665-2889,

  • Scheduling form for Dissertation Proposal Defense
    You will need to complete and submit the scheduling for dissertation proposal defense form for the department to approve a time and place for your presentation.

  • Scheduling form for Dissertation Defense
    You will need to complete and submit the scheduling for dissertation defense form for the department to approve a time and place for your presentation.

  • Electronic submission guide for dissertations
    This a guide for electronic submission of your dissertation from the Office of Graduate Studies.

  • Online Submission of Thesis and Dissertation
    You will be submitting your dissertation through the ETD Administrator website.