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.
Required Forms for the Thesis, Dissertation, and DNP Doctoral Project
Thesis, Dissertation, and Doctoral Project Resources
Spring 2020 Submission Timeline and Important Dates
|Tuesday, March 17||Suggested Deadline for Final Defense of Thesis/Dissertation/Doctoral Project to Meet Graduate Studies Deadline|
|Wednesday, March 25||Late Deadline to Apply for Spring 2020 Graduation & Participation in Commencement Activities|
|Friday, March 27||Final Deadline for Submission of Fully Edited Thesis/Dissertation/Doctoral Project to Office of Graduate Studies|
|Tuesday, April 28||Last Class Day|
|Tuesday, April 28||Deadline to Apply for Spring 2020 Graduation (Degree conferral only; no participation in commencement activities.)|
|Saturday, May 9||Commencement|
|Monday, June 8||Bound Copies to the Office of Graduate Studies (Graduate Studies requires two (2) bound copies. Please check with your department regarding additional copies.)|