Optional Sections


Example: Acknowledgments (Optional)


The Acknowledgments section is generally a brief paragraph expressing recognition of and appreciation for special professional assistance extended to you by academic personnel, agencies, and institutions. The Acknowledgments section is optional - students do not need to include an Acknowledgments section in their thesis/dissertation.


General Formatting
  • Line Spacing: Double-spaced.
  • Page Number: No page number is included on the Acknowledgments section.
Section Heading Formatting
  • All 1st-order headings must be 2" from the top edge of the page and must be styled consistently.
  • Please use the American spelling of Acknowledgments - No 'e' after the 'g'.
Content Formatting
  • Use the same paragraph style and formatting used in the body of the manuscript.