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Composition & Structure

Theses consist of four major sections and should be placed in the order listed. Visit links for detailed instructions.

Preliminary Pages

Title Page (required)
Copyright (optional, Ph.D. only, sample)
Dedication (optional, sample)
Acknowledgments (optional, sample)
Preface (optional) 
Table of Contents (required)
List of Tables (required, see formatting instructions for Table of Contents, sample)
List of Figures (required, see formatting instructions for Table of Contents, sample
List of Abbreviations/Nomenclature/Symbols (optional)

Text

Introduction (may be referred to as Chapter 1, formatting instructions and sample)
Body of Manuscript

References

References Page (required, sample

Appendices

Appendices (optional)

Abstract

The Abstract is a separate document from the manuscript (required)