Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Thesis / Dissertation Formatting Manual

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

Title Page

Your Title Page should include:


  • Author's name
  • Degree earned - use "official title" and wording provided by UCI Graduate Division
  • Full name and rank of each committee member - e.g., use "Associate Professor Peter Anteater" vs. "Prof. Anteater, PhD"
  • A search-friendly title - the words used in the title of your manuscript are the access points for researchers who may use keyword-searching techniques to identify works in various subject areas. Use word substitutes, not symbols or formulas, to ensure effective retrieval from on-line indexes. Use concise titles containing words descriptive of the work; emphasis should be on nouns, with easily identifiable key words.



This is what your Title Page should look like. This screenshot was taken from the template.

Sample title page from Dissertation Template. Word document screenshot