The PhD Dissertation Formatting Guide (updated Spring 2023) is the source of all formatting requirements and guidelines for PhD Dissertations. Make sure to follow the guide when writing your dissertation.
Double check your formatting with the PhD Dissertation Formatting Checklist before submission.
The University provides a standard LaTeX template that complies with all formatting requirements.
The University provides a standard Word template that complies with all formatting requirements.
Dissertation Template in Word (updated Spring 2023)
Example PDF of Proper Formatting
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Additional information is available in our Formatting FAQs.