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, along with examples and instructions on how to use and set up formatting functions in Microsoft Word. 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 specify a specific structure or organization for the main body of the manuscript (such as content, number of chapters, chapter organization, etc.). However, individual graduate programs may require a specific style ( i.e., APA, MLA, Chicago, etc.) set forth by their program throughout the manuscript.