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Graduate Thesis Submission Guide

The libraries' advice and requirements for graduate theses.

Title Pages

Every graduate department has their own unique title page format requirements. In order to submit your thesis successfully, you must use the appropriate format for your thesis. To make the process as easy as possible, the libraries have made a thesis title page generator which you can use to generate a set of title pages in the appropriate format. All you need to do is fill out the form below.

After using the form below, you can merge the resulting PDFs to the body of your thesis document using Adobe Acrobat. Learn how to merge PDFs using Adobe Acrobat. As a Pratt student, you have the ability to install Adobe Acrobat (and Creative Suite) on your personal computer. Learn how to Install Adobe.

Generate Thesis Title Pages

a note about graduation dates
Your title page should include the date of your graduation. (not the date you are submitting your thesis) For example:

  • "February" if graduating at the end of Fall Semester. Example: "February 2024"
  • "May" if graduating at the end of Spring Semester. Example: "May 2021"
  • "October" if graduating at the end of Summer Semester. Example: "October 2020"

Signature Pages

Every thesis submission must include a separate page with signatures of approval from your thesis committee or department. This signature page must be submitted as a supplemental file and should not appear within the main body text of your thesis PDF. A generic signature page template is included below for reference. Please download, modify it for your title, and have it signed by your committee. We accept signatures in print as well as digital signatures using tools such as Adobe Acrobat's Fill & Sign.

Please note that some departments require signatures from various committee and/or department representatives. See examples below for a list of required signatures for each department.

Download Signature Page Template (Google Docs)


If you prefer to download and modify existing example title and signature pages, please find a full list of Google Doc examples below. Select your department and download the appropriate files.