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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 master's and doctoral students be in contact with the Graduate School’s Thesis/Dissertation Consultant to discuss how formatting guidelines apply to their document.

Students will upload the draft versions of their theses/dissertations to the Graduate School's collections in Trace, the university's electronic repository, for formatting reviews by the Thesis/Dissertation Consultant.. This is where the final version of the thesis/dissertation will be submitted and accepted by the Thesis/Dissertation Consultant as well. The Graduate School will made students' theses and dissertations public 1-2 months after graduation.

See Steps for submission of your first draft to Trace for a formatting review.

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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, 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. Find information about formatting your thesis or dissertation here.

Contact The Consultant

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