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The University of Tennessee

Thesis/Dissertation Consultant

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UTK Graduate School Thesis and Dissertation Review and Approval

Thesis/Dissertation Approval Form


All theses and dissertations accepted by the University as partial fulfillment of master’s and doctoral degrees must conform to certain formatting standards. Therefore, it is required that all graduating theses and doctoral students be in contact with the Graduate School’s Thesis/Dissertation Consultant to discuss how formatting guidelines apply to their document.

At the end of the review and approval process, students will upload the final, official copy of their Theses and Dissertations to the Graduate School's collection in Trace, the university's electronic repository. The Graduate School will post students' theses and dissertations to the internet after graduation.

See Steps for submittal

Email the thesis consultant at for more information.

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Previous Headlines

A new guide for uploading your thesis/dissertation onto Trace has been posted.

The Guide to the Preparation of Theses and Dissertations has been updated.

More information on approval sheets

More information on thesis and dissertation formatting

TRACE: Learn about the UT Libraries’ new digital archive, Trace (its formal name is the Tennessee Research and Creative Exchange. But we just call it Trace.) Or, you can go right to the Graduate School collections.

Thesis and Dissertation Embargo Option approved by Graduate Council.

We're Available!

If you would like us to address your seminar, study group or class, we will be happy to do that. We can give a version of the full workshop, tailored to your program, or a more casual Q&A, or whatever you prefer. Contact us to set it up.

All Electronic

All theses and dissertations must be submitted in electronic format. Please disregard any of the previously published guidelines that state they are specifically for "paper" submittal (such as mirror margins). Find information about formatting your thesis or dissertation here.

Contact The Consultant

Sarah Stone
Email (preferred):
111 Student Services Bldg
Knoxville, TN 37996-0211
Phone: (865) 974-1337