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Theses and Dissertations

Copies of most PhD dissertations and master's theses completed in the Jackson School and its predecessors before 2010 are available in the Walter Library.  Some are available only in the Library Storage Facility, which contains official archival copies as well as some circulating copies. 

Most UT Austin theses and dissertations completed after 2008 are available electronically in Texas ScholarWorks, our institutional repository, and a growing number of theses prior to that date (including all geology theses before 1932) have been digitized and made available there as well.*  It can take about a year after a new dissertation or thesis is submitted to the Graduate School before it's cataloged and available to the public.  Some authors choose to embargo their dissertation for an additional two years.

The Library Catalog is the place to search for hardcopy theses and ETDs in the UT Libraries collections.  The Walter Library maintained a list of geoscience MS and PhD theses with adviser names until 2019.  If you need a copy of this file contact the Geology Librarian.

* If you're the author of a pre-2008 thesis or dissertation and wish to have your work digitized and made openly available in Texas ScholarWorks, please contact the Geology Librarian. 


Copies of textbooks requested by instructors for the current semester are available for short term checkout at the Geology Library service desk.  You can search by author, title, course number or instructor name in the Library Catalog using the Course Materials scope.

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