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Thesis Office: Thesis Manual, Checklist, and Forms

Questions or Concerns?

  • Speak with Your Committee Chair. The chair of your committee is the first person you should consult with any issues or concerns regarding your thesis or record of study. He or she is not only there to advise you, but also to support you and help guide your research.
  • Contact the Graduate School Office. If you have any concerns regarding your graduate studies, university requirements, submission criteria, etc.
  • Contact the University Writing Center. If you need help with grammar, editing, formatting, citation, etc. 
  • Contact the University Library. If you need help with your research, locating quality sources, and how to use the library's many databases and other resources.
  • Contact the Thesis Office. If you have questions regarding formatting issues, style guides, the Thesis Manual, required forms, etc.

Thesis Manual and General Checklist

The Thesis Manual is written and produced by the Graduate School in cooperation with the Thesis Office. It serves as a guide to help graduate students and their committee members through the process of preparing and filing their completed thesis or record of study in partial fulfillment of their program's requirements for graduation.

The Thesis Pre-Submission Checklist highlights material in the Thesis Manual to provide a quick guide to thesis formatting concerns during the development of the thesis. This checklist does NOT serve as a substitute for the manual, but rather as a quick guide to help students understand key requirements necessary for final submission and approval of their work.

The Basic Thesis Template is written and produced by the Graduate School in cooperation with the Thesis Office. It is available for student use as a template for their own thesis or as a guide to follow. 


Pursuing the thesis option is a major undertaking. Throughout the process, there are several forms the student is required to submit to the Graduate School Office. These include the Thesis Proposal Form, the Schedule for Thesis Defense Form, and the Thesis Approval Form.

For more information on each, hover over the information icon next to each PDF file below or read their full descriptions in the Thesis Manual.

Thesis Office Specialist

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Victoria Eastes
Heritage Hall, 211A
Texas A&M University - Central Texas
1001 Leadership Place
Killeen, TX 76549
(254) 519-5499