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Thesis / Dissertation Formatting Manual

This guide contains information about the formatting and submission of your graduate thesis or dissertation research project.


  • Text is double-spaced.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Here is an example of an Abstract page. This is a screenshot from the Dissertation template.

Screenshot of Abstract page from dissertation template