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The thesis, dissertation, or record of study should contain the following content:

Title Page

The Title Page should include the
  • Title
  • Author Statement
  • Committee Member Names and Positions
  • Department Head Name
  • Graduation Date
  • Major Subject
  • Copyright Notice
The font and point size must match text within the document. Do not include page numbers on this page. 


Abstract

Provides a complete, succinct snapshot of the research, addressing the purpose, method, results, and conclusions of the research. Abstracts should be one page not exceed 350 words for dissertations and records of study and 150 for master’s theses.


Dedication (optional)

Limit to one page.


Acknowledgements (optional)

May also be spelled Acknowledgments. Limited to four pages.


Contributors and Funding Sources

In the Contributors, recognize:
  • Faculty chair and committee member contributions
  • Individual student contributions and/or the contributions of others.
In the Funding Source section, note all support provided by the university, or any other source, to conduct your thesis or dissertation research and compilation. If you completed all work without outside financial support, indicate this here.


Nomenclature (Optional)

An optional page where students list the terms or abbreviations that refer to a person or thing.


Table of Contents

The Table of Contents contains the major headings and the first level subheadings. Subordination of subheadings should be indicated by indention. Put the word “Page” above page number column. Include leader dots between listings and page numbers. Double space above and below all major headings. Single space all subheadings.


List of Tables (if applicable)

Include list if two or more tables are in main body of text. Each table must have a unique title; no two titles may be exactly the same. Include only the first sentence of title in list.


List of Figures (if applicable)

Include list if two or more tables are in main body of text. Each table must have a unique title; no two titles may be exactly the same. Include only the first sentence of title in list.


References (if not included at the end of each chapter)

Format according to the chosen style guide.


Appendices (if applicable)

Appendixes are optional and used for supplementary material. Place the Appendixes after the reference section. All Appendix pages need to be numbered, and page numbers are continued from the last page of the references.

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