2016 Deadline for Graduate Students

Below are several deadlines for Graduate Students who plan to graduate in 2016. All materials in electronic form will be submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies & Research (OGSR) at graduatestudies@tamusa.edu. Hardcopies of materials (e.g., GRP Final Draft Packages) should be delivered to Office of Graduate Studies & Research, Main Campus, Central Academic Building - 405D.

Graduate Research Projects (GRPs) and Theses *

SPRING 2016

1. Draft Due (as Ms Word file) to The OGSR. Drafts must be reviewed by the Student's Research Advisor before submission.

Friday, March 18

2. Marked-up Drafts will be e-mailed to Student's Research Advisor by this date.

Friday, March 25

3. Final Draft packages are due. **

Friday, April 15



SUMMER 2016

1. Draft Due (as Ms Word file) to The OGSR. Drafts must be reviewed by the Student's Research Advisor before submission.

Friday, July 15

2. Marked-up Drafts will be e-mailed to Student's Research Advisor by this date.

Friday, July 29

3. Final Draft packages are due. **

Friday, August 5



FALL 2016

1. Draft Due (as Ms Word file) to The OGSR. Drafts must be reviewed by the Student's Research Advisor before submission.

Friday, October 25

2. Marked-up Drafts will be e-mailed to Student's Research Advisor by this date.

Friday, November 9

3. Final Draft packages are due. **

Friday, December 2



Comprehensive Examinations ***

SPRING 2016

1. Comprehensive Exams are to be given by

Friday, April 1

2. Comprehensive Exam Report (with original signatures) is due to the Office of Graduate Studies & Research.

Friday, April 22



SUMMER 2016

1. Comprehensive Exams are to be given by

Friday, July 1

2. Comprehensive Exam Report (with original signatures) is due to the Office of Graduate Studies & Research.

Friday, July 29



FALL 2016

1. Comprehensive Exams are to be given by

Friday, November 4

2. Comprehensive Exam Report (with original signatures) is due to the Office of Graduate Studies & Research.

Friday, November 25




 * Hardcopies of Initial Drafts will be accepted only under special circumstances, and with advance approval.

** Not all graduate programs require a GRP or Thesis.
If you have questions about the requirements for your degree program please check with your Academic Advisor.

*** The Final Draft Package consists of: 
(a) two paper copies of the GRP or Thesis (each with the required original signatures on the Approval Page),
(b) the first two pages of the Turnitin Similarity Report;
(c) a memo from the Student’s Research Advisor interpreting the Similarity Report
(a template is available from the Office of Graduate Studies);
(d) a copy of the complete GRP or Thesis in MS Word or Adobe Acrobat on a CD-ROM.
The CD must be clearly labeled with the student’s name, Research Advisor’s name, year and semester.

-All materials should be submitted in a manila envelope-
(clearly labeled with the student’s name, Research Advisor’s name, year and semester).



For more information, contact Director of Graduate Studies 
Dr. Josephine Sosa-Fey
graduatestudies@tamusa.edu