Thesis & Dissertation Style

The Thesis/Dissertation Office will check the following seven formatting requirements:

  • paper requirement
  • typeface and quality
  • spacing
  • margins
  • page numbering
  • title page
  • abstract

All other matters of the manuscript style are to be in the style outlined in the 6th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.

The Graduate Committee prepared the following subset of formatting guidelines from the APA Manual that the major professor is to be especially attentive to:

  • Page Format
  • Quotations
  • Headings
  • Table Format
  • References and Citations

Students should be guided by the preferences of their committees in formatting issues that are not covered in the above list or by the requirements of the Thesis/Dissertation Office.

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