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The templates below have been built to ensure a consistent look among most theses and dissertations submitted to the Graduate School. These templates should be used as a guide in formatting your thesis or dissertation with the understanding that your department may require modifications of the template to fit your discipline’s style. Please contact your department’s Format Advisor to discuss any necessary changes.

The Thesis & Dissertation Office recommends using the puthesis.cls file.

  • Thousands have graduated using it.
  • All formatting details are done automatically, you can concentrate on the content of your thesis instead of worrying about margins, typefaces, etc.
  • It is especially convenient for typesetting mathematics.
  • Many people think it produces a more attractive output than other systems.
  • All of the software needed is free and available for a wide variety of operating systems.
  • Some (especially engineering, mathematics, and science) journals use LaTeX.
  • Using LaTeX and BibTeX is very common in the scientific community. Sooner or later you may need to learn it anyway.
  • It’s not just for STEM disciplines!
How to get it:
[1] Overleaf
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Our Microsoft Word templates are designed to be used with Word 2016.

Questions? email us.

Templates - Last modified 8/13/2018
  • MLA - PC  MAC
  • Chicago/Turabian - PC  MAC
  • APA - PC  MAC
  • IEEE for Engineering disciplines - PC  MAC

* Not sure which template to use? Contact us, or use the style that is preferred in your discipline. 

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