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As a resource for graduate students, sample Word templates are available to assist with the initial formatting of doctoral dissertations and master's theses. Students are expected to fully format their dissertation/thesis according to the   " Preparation and Submission Manual for Doctoral Dissertations and Master's Theses ".

  • This template is a starting point and students may have to add or remove sections/text to accurately reflect their document and adhere to all requirements in the manual.
  • Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs (GEPA) does not provide technical support for any of the templates below.
  • If using these templates, students must still refer to the formatting manual for full instructions.

The below templates are in Word. If you prefer to use LaTeX, here is a recommended unofficial template . We are not able to provide technical support for LaTeX.

Note: opening the Word template in Google Docs may cause auto-formatting features to be lost or auto-formatting features may appear differently.

A sample template of a co-author permission letter and cover letter from the committee chair can be found here . For complete information on submission of permission letters, please see this page and/or refer to the full Manual . 

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Graduate College Formatting Guide

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Thesis & Dissertation Templates

Please select either the Word template or the Google Docs template. It is recommended that you do not switch between Word and Google Docs but select one and use that for the entirety of the process. Comments and tracked changes are located throughout the templates to assist in completing the requirements. The other sections in this guide will provide tips to make the formatting process easier.

Already started working with the old formatting requirements? Contact [email protected] for assistance.

The current Dean of the Graduate College is Dr. Stephanie Huffman.

Microsoft Word Template

  • Graduate Studies Thesis & Dissertation Word Template Use this to format your thesis/dissertation correctly when using Microsoft Word

Google Docs Template*

Make a copy of the Google Doc. It will not allow you to edit it. Do not request access, please follow the instructions below.

  • Graduate Studies Thesis & Dissertation Google Docs Template Use this to format your thesis/dissertation correctly when using Google Docs

Select FILE > MAKE A COPY

Screen shot of opening the file menu in Google docs to select make a copy option

From the copy document pop up: Select copy comments and suggestions

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APA and MLA templates for Google Docs

Here are two Google Docs templates you can use for APA or MLA formatted papers. The templates are View Only, so you will need to make a copy if you want to use one. Click the Use Template button in the upper right corner to make a copy. 

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These templates have headers, page numbers, margins, fonts and line spacing already set up for you. Just make a copy and type over the filler text. 

APA Template Google Doc

MLA Template Google Doc

References and Citations

Google Docs also has a Citation tool to help you format your bibliography and in-text citations. You can find it in the menu under Tools=>Citations . Here is a short video showing the process:

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  1. Dissertation & Thesis Template

    Dissertation & Thesis Template HOME Academics Preparing to Graduate Dissertation & Thesis Template Dissertation & Thesis Template As a resource for graduate students, sample Word templates are available to assist with the initial formatting of doctoral dissertations and master's theses.

  2. Thesis Template Guide

    Download the template (this link will prompt a download) when you open the document in Word, click "Enable Editing" in the yellow bar at the top. Please do not try and convert this document to a Google Doc as that platform does not have all of the formatting capabilities needed for the thesis, and the template will not fully convert.

  3. CCC APA 7th ed. Student Paper Template

    APA student papers may have some or all of the following sections: an introduction with a research question or thesis, background about the topic, current findings, your analysis or discussion of the topic, further research needed or unanswered questions, and a conclusion.

  4. Research Guides: Graduate College Formatting Guide: Templates

    Thesis & Dissertation Templates. Please select either the Word template or the Google Docs template. It is recommended that you do not switch between Word and Google Docs but select one and use that for the entirety of the process.

  5. APA and MLA templates for Google Docs

    APA and MLA templates for Google Docs. Here are two Google Docs templates you can use for APA or MLA formatted papers. The templates are View Only, so you will need to make a copy if you want to use one. Click the Use Template button in the upper right corner to make a copy.