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The abstract is a separate document from the manuscript; it is not bound with the thesis or dissertation.

  • Abstracts must be printed on white, 8 ½ x 11 inch paper.
  • No page numbers are printed on the abstract.
  • Abstracts must have the original signature(s) of the faculty advisor(s).
  • The maximum length of the thesis abstract is 250 words. The maximum length of the dissertation abstract is 350 words, including the dissertation title. 
  • See a sample abstract.