Formatting your thesis: Required formatting standards and organization

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The Library's Theses Office assists with formatting theses, projects and extended essays for submission to the Library and for publication. You are encouraged to use the Library's thesis template to help format your thesis.

If your document uses non-standard formatting and fonts, you are encouraged to contact the Theses Office early in the writing process.

Formatting standards and details

  1. Overall layout and specifications
  2. Title page
  3. Declaration of Committee page
  4. Abstract
  5. Footnotes / endnotes
  6. Tables, figures, & illustrations
  7. Appendices & supplemental material
  8. File Format

If your thesis includes reproductions of copyrighted material (e.g., maps, figures, diagrams), you must in most cases obtain permission to use this material from the copyright owner. See the Copyright and your Thesis FAQ for more information.