Students are responsible for meeting all the format requirements as outlined by The Office of Graduate Studies on this website.
Click on any section link in the menu to view formatting requirements for that specific section. Each section includes guidelines, examples, and instructions.
In addition to these section-specific requirements, there are also general format requirements needed throughout the thesis/dissertation. Those can be found under ETD Formatting - General.
The Office of Graduate Studies does not require a specific structure or organization of the content in the main body of the manuscript, as you and your committee determine the content, number of chapters, chapter organization, etc.
The Office of Graduate Studies also does not require a specific style; however, individual graduate programs may require the use of one (i.e., APA, MLA, Chicago, etc.). The most important thing is to make sure you are consistently using said style throughout the manuscript.
Adhere to your graduate program’s style requirements, but note that some institutional guidelines will take precedence for publishing of the Electronic Thesis/Dissertation (ETD) through ProQuest. For example, if using APA, you cannot include a running head in the manuscript.
Finally, aspects of the manuscript do need to appear in a specific order, and you must indicate
Chapter and Chapter # in the Table of Contents (TOC) and main body of the manuscript.
Chapter # and title are your level one (1st order) headings and combined as such: Chapter #: Title of Chapter or Chapter # Title of Chapter. This is covered in depth under ETD Formatting- Organization.