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Theses and Dissertations

UT Austin Theses

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.  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. 


It can take 6-12 months after a new dissertation or thesis is submitted to the Graduate School before it's cataloged and available to the public in ScholarWorks.  Some authors choose to embargo their dissertation for an additional 1-7 years (most often 2 years).


The Library Catalog is the place to search for hardcopy theses and ETDs in the UT Libraries collections.  You can search by author name, title, subjects, department, and adviser name (after 2000 or so). 

Non-UT Austin Theses

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