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Master's Theses Guidelines & Templates

Formatting

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.

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

 *Required

Text

  • Introduction or preface
  • Text may be divided into sections or chapter at author's discretion
  • Appendices (if any): Production stills, dramaturgical notes, programs, etc.
  • Works cited (if applicable)

Printing

Print copies should be laser printed and single-sided

All materials can be bought in the student store


Paper Copy: Theses must be printed on 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

DO NOT submit special collections copy with holes punched in margin or within any kind of cover. The library will have this copy bound.

Margins

Margins for all printed material:

Single-side

Left: 1.5”: The left margin is espcially important for binding purposes

Right: 1”

Top: 1”

Bottom: 1”

Footer: .5”

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