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Master's Theses Guidelines & Templates


If you are submitting a written thesis, please follow these guideline:

All theses should be typed, neat, and with no strikeovers or handwritten corrections.

1) Type:

Size: 12 pt; If applicable, footnotes should be 10pt font.

Please use standard font such as Times New Roman, Verdana, Courier, Arial, etc. Other fonts considered if approved by mentor

**For Office 2007/2010 users: Remove space after paragraph

2) Pagination:

 All pages are numbered, except for title page

  • Preliminary pages Roman numerals;
  • Text: Arabic numbers

3) Thesis Body

Preliminary pages:

  • *Title page: Please see template for formatting and verbiage that should be included.
  • Table of Contents (if applicable)
  • List of figures and/or tables (if applicable)
  • *Abstract: 125 - 175 words



  • Introduction or preface
  • Appendices (if any):
  • Works cited or Bibliography (if applicable): Style (MLA, Chicago, etc.) should follow consistent guidelines set by each style.



Print copies should be laser printed and single-sided

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