Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD) Deposit Guide

Arrangement of Contents

I. Preliminaries

A. Title page (required)

B. Copyright Notice (optional)

D. Dedication and/or Acknowledgments (optional)

E. Table of Contents (required)

F. List of Tables and/or Figures (if applicable)

G. Abstract (required, not to exceed 300 words)

   II.  Body of Text

III. Reference Materials

A. Appendices (if any)

B. Citation of Sources

C.  Bibliography

IV. Vita (optional) (no more than 250 words) Brief biographical information about the author, including educational and employment history, and bibliography of publications, if any.



Title page:                                                                      counted as Roman numeral, but not numbered

Copyright notice (if any):                                                counted as Roman numeral, but not numbered

Acknowledgements (if any):                                           small Roman numerals

Table of Contents:                                                          small Roman numerals

List of Tables/Figures (if any):                                        small Roman numerals

Abstract:                                                                         small Roman numerals

Text:                                                                                Arabic numerals; count, but omit number from first page

Appendix (if any):                                                           Arabic numerals

References/Bibliography:                                               Arabic numerals

Vita:                                                                                Arabic numerals


**note that signed Certificates of Approval, Availability Agreements, and any copyright documentation are uploaded to Digital Commons by students as supplemental files and will remain hidden.


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