Downloadable Complete Templates:
Note: Starting Spring 2019, the Appendices cover sheet will be optional for theses and dissertations. The templates below do not have the Appendices cover sheet in them.
- Thesis Template (without Appendices cover sheet)
- Dissertation Template (without Appendices cover sheet)
It is best to begin your thesis/dissertation writing with the appropriate complete template, available above for download. To save these files as templates, you will need to change the file extension from .doc to .dot. These documents are Macintosh and PC compatible. These templates will help you to format your ETD to meet the Graduate School Format Specifications.
For submission, convert your ETD into ONE pdf file. Visit ETD Submission Process for more information about submitting your ETD.
Each department has selected one or more preferred style manuals, and all students within the department are to follow the appropriate writing style. Where there is incongruity between Graduate School format guidelines and the department writing style, department style should be followed.