Dissertations and Theses
The UT Libraries collects dissertations, master's reports, and theses written by UT Austin students. Older dissertations and theses are often available in print (and sometimes electronically), while electronic versions are generally available of:
- Doctoral dissertations from 2001 - present
- Master's theses and reports from the fall semesters of 2010 - present
Please note that it can take up to a year after graduation date for the Libraries to receive copies of dissertations, theses, and reports.
Finding UT Austin Dissertations, Theses, and Reports
- Library Catalog
- The most comprehensive list of UT Austin theses, reports, and dissertations. In the location drop box, select the Dissertations/Theses option (see screenshot below). When available, the catalog record will contain a link to an electronic version.
- Electronic Dissertations and Theses Collection in the UT Digital Repository
- Contains electronic copies of doctoral dissertations (2001 - present) and master's theses and reports (fall 2010 - present). Search by degree granted (master's vs. doctoral), department, publication date etc.
- Dissertation and Theses: Full Text
- Contains full text, downloadable versions of over two million dissertations and theses from around the world. To limit to those authored by UT Austin students, select School Name/Code and click on the link "Look up schools" (see screenshot below)
- The Geology Library maintains a list of Geology Department theses and dissertations.
We recommend using the following to locate dissertations and theses authored by students around the country and the world:
- ProQuest Dissertation and Theses: Full Text
- Contains full text, downloadable versions of over two million dissertations and theses from around the world.
- If a dissertation or thesis is abstract only (not full text), place an interlibrary loan request using InterLibrary Services. Library staff will locate a copy for you if one is available.
- OCLC WorldCat
- A catalog of library holdings world-wide. To limit your search to dissertations and theses, under the Subtype limits, change the Any Content drop box to Thesis/Dissertation.
- Once you find information about a particular item you’d like to read, place an interlibrary loan request using InterLibrary Services. Library staff will locate a copy for you if one is available.
- Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations
- Contains more than one million records of electronic theses and dissertations.
- Theses Canada
- Free access to full-text electronic Canadian theses and dissertations in the Library and Archives Canada collection.
- Australasian Digital Thesis Program
- Database of theses and dissertations from Australian and New Zealand universities.
- An index to theses and dissertations from United Kingdom institutions of higher education. The database charges for downloads.
Answers to freqently asked questions:
Where is my dissertation? (And other questions about dissertations and theses in the library or online)
- If you are a UT Austin graduate and are wondering why your dissertation is not listed in the library catalog or online, please contact either Amy Rushing, Head of Digital Access Services, or Paul Rascoe, Document Librarian.
How do I replace or restrict my dissertation or thesis?
- Contact the Office of Graduate Studies at (512) 471-4511 or write a letter to
Victoria E. Rodriguez
Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies
The University of Texas at Austin
1 University Station G0400
Austin, TX 78712