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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.


  • Required only for PhD dissertations.
  • Brief biographical sketch of the candidate; it is not intended to be a comprehensive resume.
  • Includes a listing of the author's degrees and educational achievements with dates and the school where the degree was earned.
  • Includes the degree currently being attained.
  • May include academic or professional employment, publications, presentations, patents, or other scholarly work, awards, or distinctions.
  • Do NOT include personal information such as date or place of birth, addresses (physical or email), phone numbers, marital status, headshots, etc.