Preparation Information and
See The Guide to
Preparation of Master's Theses and Project Reports for
complete thesis/project preparation information.
Students are strongly encouraged to
attend a University Thesis
Workshop offered each quarter to learn about format and
University Format Requirements
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- The top, left, and bottom margins will measure 1 1/2
and the right margin will be 1 inch. Page numbers can fall within this
margin but must be at least 1/2 inch from the paper edge.
- FONT AND SPACING
- Typing of the thesis or project uses one side of the
paper only, double spaced, with a 12 point size professional typeface,
such as Times New Roman, Arial, or Courier. Only one size and one style
of type may be used.
- ARRANGEMENT OF PARTS
OF THE THESIS OR PROJECT
- Preliminary pages precede the main text and are
arranged in the following order: Form GS-13 (approval
page), title page, copyright page, acknowledgment, abstract,
table of contents, list of tables, and list of figures (if any). The
main text is divided into chapters. When present, endnotes, glossary,
list of references, and appendices follow the main text, and in that
order. Each preliminary page, chapter page, endnotes, references and
appendices, must begin on a new page.
- NUMBERING OF PAGES
- Preliminary pages are numbered using lower case Roman
numerals (ii, iii, iv, etc.). Pages of the main
text are numbered using standard Arabic numerals. All pages, including
appendices are counted and numbered.
- HEADING AND
- Chapters must be constructed and presented in a
consistent manner within the thesis. Follow individual department
guidelines. If a specific style
manual is required then that manual's
requirements should be observed.
- NOTES AND LITERATURE
- Citation format must follow the style manual or
guidelines specified by the student's department and must be consistent
within the thesis. For help with references, citations, and
a free Library Workshop.
- TABLES AND FIGURES
- Tables are comprised of data or statistical
are presented in column and row format. Illustrative materials such as
graphs, charts, diagrams, maps, and photographs, are referred to as
figures. Tables and figures are numbered consecutively, and in separate
sequences, and conform to department
Tables and figures are to be placed within the text, close to its first
reference, or in appropriate appendices at the end of the thesis or
PAGES OF PROPER FORMAT: PPT
- A draft copy of the thesis/project must be shown to a
thesis reviewer for any format
revisions. Each thesis must meet university format guidelines.
Subject content, research quality, punctuation, and grammar are not
checked. Appointments are recommended to meet with a thesis
Reviewers, Summer 2011 Office Hours
Check back frequently for changes
- Arts & Letters
- Business & Economics
Comp. Sci. & Tech.
- Health & Human Services
Oscar Marquez, Email: email@example.com
Thesis Collection Room, Library
North Floor B:
Tues. 10am - 12 noon
Wed. 10am - 1pm
- Natural & Social Sciences
|Katya Erkebaeva, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thesis Collection Room, Library
North Floor B:
Mon.. 9:30am - 12:30pm
Tues. 3pm - 5pm
Wed. 9:30am - 12:30pm
- Three GS-13 forms (approval
page) and two unbound copies
of the thesis are required for submission. Once the thesis has been
reviewed and all format revisions have been made, the
final two copies can be printed onto white, 100% cotton, 20
or 24 lb. wt., watermarked paper. This paper can
be purchased at most stationery or office supply stores.
The three signed GS-13 forms and final two copies
submitted to the thesis
reviewer who will issue a bindery payment card. The card
authorizes payment of the $30.00 fee at
the University Cashier's Office. The payment card will be stamped
and student returns the card to the thesis
payment date is considered the completion date of the thesis.
The Graduate Studies Office informs the
Graduate Dean, and Graduation Office that the thesis has been accepted.
The deadline to submit a thesis or project is the Thursday after finals
week of each quarter.
- Winter 2011 - Thursday, March 24, 12:00
Spring 2011 - Thursday, June 16, 12:00 noon
Summer 2011 - Thursday, September 8, 12:00 noon
Fall 2011 - Thursday, December 15, 12:00 noon
The Library retains two copies of the thesis or
project. One copy is housed in the Thesis Collection room and the
second copy is housed in Special Collections.
The Guide to Preparation of Masterís Theses and
Binding of personal or department copies must be handled by the
student. The Library can provide the name and address of their contract
Thesis publishing can be done with UMI (University Microfilms
International) through ProQuest.
Dissertations and theses published with UMI are listed in the
Dissertation Abstracts Online database, through which
academic researchers can access published graduate work.
for the quarter in which the thesis is to be submitted to the Library
approval page (3 copies) and obtain committee memberís signatures
appointment to have the thesis format reviewed
final two copies, three signed approval pages, and pay $30.00 binding
Thesis / Project (ETP)
Office of GraduateStudies - Admin 710 - Ph 323-343-3820