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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.

Table of Contents

The Table of Contents should follow these guidelines:

  • All sections of the manuscript are listed in the Table of Contents except the Title Page, the Copyright Page, the Dedication Page, and the Table of Contents. The sections to be included in the Table of Contents are: Lists of Symbols, Figures, Tables, and Illustrations; Acknowledgements Page; Vita; Abstract; Introduction/Prologue/etc,; each chapter, Bibliography/References, and each Appendix.
  • Novels and collections of poems are not exempt from the requirement to include a Table of Contents.