Dissertations & Theses
The Graduate School eliminated the hard copy requirement for theses and dissertations beginning Spring semester 2014, therefore the Libraries will not have hard copies beyond Fall semester 2013.
Until Spring semester 2014, each UTSA student who completed a thesis or dissertation submitted two unbound copies to the Graduate School (1974-2013). These two copies were sent to the Libraries. One copy was added to the circulating collection and another was sent to the UTSA Archives.
Currenlty, all UTSA theses and dissertations are submitted electronically to ProQuest Dissertations and Theses.
If you are seeking a thesis or dissertation produced at UTSA, searching in UCAT will tell you exactly where you can find it. All UTSA theses and dissertations are shelved in approximately the same location with similar call numbers, so remember to write down the exact call number before heading for the stacks.
The UTSA Libraries occasionally purchases theses and dissertations from other institutions that are of interest to our patrons. These items are cataloged and classified by subject, and are therefore intermingled in the stacks. Searching UCAT will retrieve these items as well.
Some theses and dissertations are available on microfilm.
Find Disserations and Theses
Find UTSA Theses & Dissertations
1. Use ProQuest Dissertations and Theses @ UTSA to locate electronically submitted documents. Through dropdown menus you may search by academic advisor, committee member, and more.
2. Use UCAT to locate UTSA dissertations and theses in hard copy (1974-2013). It takes about two months to process newly submitted dissertations and theses and receive them from the bindery.
3. Please note that the Graduate School eliminated the hard copy requirement for theses and dissertations beginning Spring semester 2014, therefore the Libraries will not have hard copies beyond Fall semester 2013.
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