Graduate Thesis and Dissertation Handouts

This webpage contains various handouts which will assist you with various formatting issue that may arise as you complete your thesis/dissertation.

THESIS AND DISSERTATION - Chapter Format Template

THESIS AND DISSERTATION - Section Format Template

Approval Form Fact Sheet
Approval Form Guidelines
Changing Page Numbers from Roman Numerals to Arabic Numbers
Changing the Document Page Size
Copyright Essentials for Graduate Students
Creating PDF Documents
Customary Ways to Cite Material in the Text
Early Considerations for Preparing your Thesis or Dissertation
Example of First Text Page Chapter Method
Example of First Text Page Section Method
Guidelines for The Preparation of the Approval of Written Thesis/Dissertation Form
Journal Article Style Thesis Dissertation Format
Landscape Figures Tables Positioning Page Numbers in Portrait Position
Minimum Size Reduction for Tables and Figures
Oversized Illustrative Material
Oversized Illustrative Material Sample
Permission to Use Copyrighted Material
Reference Preparation and Proofing
Setting Page Numbers in Word 2003
Setting Page Numbers in Word 2007
State Abbreviations
Subheading Tips
Submittal Requirements Checklist for Doctoral Students
Submittal Requirements Checklist for Masters Students
Thesis Guidelines Specific to MA Thesis Written in Spanish
Thesis Preparation Checklist
Tips for Formatting Table of Contents in Word 2003
Tips for Formatting Table of Contents in Word 2007
Vertical Spacing in Word