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Thesis and Project Guidelines

Thesis Overview

This site provides all the necessary resources for preparing and submitting an electronic master's thesis, report of master's project, and doctoral dissertation to the University Library. It includes information about style and format regulations, procedures for the approval of documents, steps for electronic submission, sample pages, and more.

It is strongly recommended that all students and faculty advisors engaged in the preparation of a master's thesis, master's project, or doctoral dissertation become thoroughly familiar with the contents of these guidelines before preparation of a document. Watch on YouTube.

Electronic theses, projects, and dissertations (ETDs) are made available online to the campus community. Final approved ETDs are submitted online in Portable Document Format (PDF), utilizing the UMI ETD Administrator, provided by ProQuest. Submitted ETDs are maintained in the University Library's Digital Repository.

For complete thesis/project requirements, see The Guide to Preparation of Master's Theses and Project Reports.