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Thesis / Dissertation Formatting Manual (2024)

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  • Includes the title, your name, the degree name, the university name and year, and your committee chair's name; all of the above must be consistent with your title page.
  • Text is double-spaced.
  • Use indent or flush left at the beginning of paragraphs, depending on the style manual you are following. Include a short statement of the problem you studied; a brief exposition of the methods and procedures employed in gathering the data; and a summary of your findings. No graphs, charts, or tables may be included.

Abstract Example

Here is an example of an Abstract page from the Dissertation template. Note the formatting of the heading information, which should match the information on your title page.

Screenshot of Abstract page from dissertation template