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Thesis / Dissertation Formatting Manual (2024)

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Introduction to the Manual

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Congratulations! You are approaching the last step toward attaining your graduate degree. Your Master's thesis or Ph.D. dissertation is the permanent scholarly statement of your research.

This manual describes the requirements for formatting your manuscript, as established by UCI’s Graduate Division, the Graduate Council of the Irvine Division of the Academic Senate, and the University Libraries. The formatting requirements are in place to ensure a uniform presentation of UCI theses and dissertations in Proquest and eScholarship. 

You are responsible for submitting a manuscript that complies with the formatting requirements of this manual, and is free of errors. You and your committee are responsible for ensuring the accuracy of the scholarly content in your manuscript. 

Once your manuscript has been accepted by UCI Libraries, no changes to the text or substitutions of pages may be made.