College of Graduate Studies

Thesis & Dissertation - Format Guidelines

Revised January 2014

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Format Guidelines

Thesis & Dissertation Format Guidelines - Complete Document

Outlined below is every section of the complete document, with individual links to each section.

  • Cover Page
     
  • Table of Contents
     
  • I. PROCEDURES
    • Format Check
    • OhioLINK Electronic Submission
       
  • II. RESPONSIBILITIES
    • Departments and Programs
    • College of Graduate Studies
    • Student
       
  • III. ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS
    • Arrangement (Order) of Pages
    • Title Page
    • Copyright
    • Approval Page
    • Dedication, Acknowledgement
    • Abstract
    • Table of Contents
    • Text
    • Tables and Figures
    • Notes
    • Bibliography
    • Appendix
    • Index
       
  • IV. PREPARATION OF THE FINAL MANUSCRIPT
    • Corrections
    • Margins
    • Spacing and Indentation, Pagination
    • Photographs
    • Registration of Copyright and Using Copyright Materials
    • Fees
    • Forms
    • UMI Dissertation Publishing Information
       
  • V. Appendix
    • A. Sample Title page (Master's)
    • B. Sample Title page (Doctoral)
    • C. Sample Copyright page
    • D. Sample Approval page
    • E. Sample Abstract page
    • F. Sample Table of Contents
    • G. Sample List of Tables
    • H. Sample List of Figures
    • I. Sample Copyright Permission for Dissertation pages
    • J. Sample Title Page for MFA Thesis
    • K. Sample Approval Page for MFA