All text-based theses should be typed, neat, and with no strikeouts or handwritten corrections.
For hybrid or intertextual theses, the written component will serve as an access copy. The bound thesis should contain photographs, scans, screenshots, etc., as well as description and contextualization of the work if applicable.
All theses should follow the formatting guidelines below.
Default Size: 12 pt; footnotes (if applicable) should be 10pt font.
All pages are numbered, except for title page
3) Thesis Body
Margins for all printed material:
Left: 1.5”: The left margin is especially important for binding purposes
NOTE: Margins are the only strictly required spacing element. If you have downloaded the MFA Writing Program Thesis Template or the MA Aesthetics and Politics Thesis Template then you should already have the correct margins.
Print copies should be laser printed and single-sided
All materials can be bought in the student store
Paper copy: Paper should be at least 25 % cotton, 20 lb paper (white); standard xerographic bond is not acceptable. Do not use Staples brand. Final thesis must be laser-printed.
Common brands: Southworth, Cranes, Mohawk
Please submit in an appropriately sized envelope or box