May be combined with acknowledgements. There is no required heading on this page. Table of Contents — Required for all except creative works. The Table of Contents lists all sections that follow it with the exception of an epigraph or frontispiece.
Include a table of contents to guide readership of your thesis. Supplemental Materials — If Appropriate Include lists of tables, figures, appendixes, abbreviations, or other supplemental materials, if appropriate. This should not include page numbers. Fonts Script fonts e. Spacing The material should be double-spaced.
Long quotations within the text should be typed single-spaced with wider margins. Photographs and Images If photographs or detailed graphics are part of the work, make sure they are crisp and clear when printed.
It is acceptable to use special laser or photo paper for the page of the thesis that contains images to achieve the best possible quality. The IU Seal or Branding should not be used on any portion of the submission. These items may be used only with the written permission of the university.
Margins Top, Right, and Bottom margins must be one inch. If dissertation will only be electronically accessed, a one inch left margin is acceptable.
Left margin should be one inch if the dissertation will be bound in paper form by ProQuest. If using a bindery other than ProQuest, please consult with the bindery about the size of the left margin needed for their binding process. Make sure that when photocopied or printed, your documents have this much actual white space—it is critical for proper binding.
Inadequate margins can result in part of your material being lost after the combination of copying and binding. Even if all the material remains, insufficient margins can affect the readability and appearance of your work.
These margin requirements apply to all materials included in the thesis, including figures, tables, maps, plates, etc. Page Layout Running heads are not used in thesis submissions.
Please limit the content of your header and footer space to the page number, only.
Page Numbers Page numbers must be clear, consecutive, and printed on every page, including appendixes, tables, figures, maps, charts photographs, etc. Lowercase Roman numbers e. The title page counts as page i but does not bear a number.
Begin the actual numbering with the acceptance page as page ii, and continue with lowercase Roman numerals until the start of the actual body of the thesis. That page, whether part of your full introduction or of your first chapter, should be numbered using the Arabic numeral 1, and every page thereafter should be numbered consecutively until you reach the vita page.
Ordinarily, page numbers should be centered at the top or bottom of the page, entered midway between the edge of paper and the text to prevent their loss during the binding process. References, Citations, Bibliography, and Footnotes Check with your department on this requirement.
This format depends largely on your particular field or topic.
For example, footnotes can appear either on the page where the annotation occurs, the end of each chapter, or the end of the thesis. Be sure to follow the conventions of your department or discipline.Sample Thesis Pages (revised January ) The Graduate College.
Sample Title Page (Master’s Students) 2 inches inches inches inches 8 inches Distance from top of page. All pages other than the copyright page (if included) and the title page.
Find out how to format your master’s thesis. Find out how to format your master’s thesis. Skip to Content; TITLE IN ALL CAPITAL LETTERS Author's Name Submitted to the faculty of the University Graduate School in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree.
The copyright page should be a separate page and no longer than. Thesis Title Page Format.
Although the title page is counted as Roman numeral i, the number should not appear on the page. The body of the text should be centered on the page, both vertically and horizontally. UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS Office of Research and Graduate Studies Thesis Formatting Guidelines for Master’s Degree Candidates (rev.
10/22/10) This revision of guidelines supersedes prior instructions for formatting of theses. The text of a thesis/dissertation features an introduction and several chapters, sections, and subsections.
Text pages will use the Arabic numbering and start with Page 1. The requirements listed in the Thesis and Dissertation Formatting Requirements apply to the formal master’s thesis and the doctoral dissertation.
The thesis or dissertation is a report of original research and scholarly work that is shared with the academic community and is made available to the public.