Click here to view a PDF of the guidelines that describe general organization and formatting requirements. These guidelines provide detailed editorial advice that will be useful as you prepare the final draft of your dissertation, doctoral essay or thesis.

Topics you will find in the formatting guidelines are:

  • Block Quotes
  • References and Footnotes
  • Breaking Text Between Pages
  • Stylistic Consistency
  • Dates
  • Tables, Figures, Examples, and Other Graphics
  • Display Quotes
  • Table of Contents and List of Figures and Tables
  • Foreign Words
  • Titles and Subheads
  • How to Move Page Numbers (Word 2007, Word 2010)
  • Title, Signature, Copyright, and Abstract Pages
  • Margins, Spacing, and Font Size
  • VITA Page (optional)
  • Organizing Your Manuscript
  • Web Addresses
  • Quotation Marks and Footnotes

    TEMPLATES (title pages, copyright, signature, and abstract pages)
  • M.F.A.
  • M.A
  • M.S
  • D.M.A.
  • Ph.D.

  • (table of contents, chapters, references, appendixes, and vita)
  • Table with Subchapters
  • Chapters
  • References
  • Appendixes
  • Landscapes, Table, and Pagination
  • VITA

  • SAMPLES (manuscripts)
  • Master of Fine Arts
  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Science
  • Doctor of Musical Arts
  • Doctor of Philosophy