double-spaced line between the heading and the first entry Pages preceding the table of contents are not included, but all parts of the document that follow are included (i.e., tables/figures/abbreviations lists, chapters, appendices, references) Each entry is aligned with the document's left margin. Subsequent pages of Acknowledgements or Preface return to the 1 top margin. Abstract 2 margin at the top of the page; the second page, if any, returns to a 1 top margin. Your Committee Composition and Exam Report forms (with all approval signatures) must be submitted to The Graduate School before submitting your document. No page number, even though it counts in numbering. Download submission checklist, submission, be sure you have read and reviewed the information in this Thesis and Dissertation Guide prior to finalizing your document and preparing it for submission.
The heading abstract centered in all capital letters at top of page. Required headings for acknowledgements and preface are in all capital letters and centered 2 below top of page. Copyright Page, copyright symbol followed by year, your name exactly as it appears on the title page. General Formatting, uniform left (1.25) and right (1) margins continue throughout the entire document. Your full name centered 1 below the title. Short text of the dedication is centered 2 below top of page.
Document text is left-justified, all page numbers are centered at the bottom of the page, 1/2 from the bottom edge. Formatting for tables, figures, and illustrations is consistent throughout the entire document; headings and captions for the associated element are on the same page. The year your thesis or dissertation is committee-approved (20xx) one line below.