1" on all sides
Page numbers and headers do not need to be inside the margins, but all thesis body content must be in the margins.
Letter size (8.5" by 11")
Portrait or Landscape orientation
Title Page (See Template below) *REQUIRED
Signature Page (See Template below) *REQUIRED
(Important! In your full thesis document, this page should only have the names of your advisor(s) and no signatures. You must submit an additional separate signature page as a supplemental file with the authentic signatures on ProQuest ETD. See example.)
Table of Contents
List of Illustrations
Text / Content *REQUIRED
List of Works Exhibited
List of Multimedia Files or Digital Documents Included
Every thesis submitted for approval must include the * REQUIRED elements noted above.
Your department may have additional requirements so check with your thesis advisor for details about what to include with your thesis.
ProQuest requires students follow their guidelines for saving your manuscript as a .PDF file
For more information on ProQuest's PDF document guidelines: ProQuest ETD Process FAQ
Each department has specific templates which you can view on this guide. NOTE: These templates represent what is acceptable to the Libraries, but be sure to check with your department in case of special requirements.
Note regarding Graduation Date:
At the bottom of the thesis title page, students should write:
Once your document has been formatted appropriately and has been approved by your advisors/department, you can prepare your thesis for submission. A full breakdown of the steps to prepare can be found here: Submitting Your Thesis.