Optional Sections


Example: Dedication (Optional)


A Dedication honors those who inspired or encouraged the initiation and completion of the master's or doctoral degree. This includes, but is not limited to spouses, parents, significant others, siblings, professors, other students, etc. The Dedication is optional - students do not need to include a dedication section in their thesis/dissertation.


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