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Thesis and Dissertation Template

 
 


These templates may be used to format graduate-level theses & dissertations in several word processors for both Macintosh and IBM-compatible computers. Formatting in these templates is based upon the Manual for Thesis & Dissertation Preparation published by the Graduate School.

For best results, you should use a template while composing and editing your thesis/dissertation. Because word processing programs often copy the original formatting with the text, "cutting" and "pasting" from an another document into one of these templates may change the formatting that is required for all theses & dissertations presented for final approval at the University of Mississippi.

Please note that because of variations among software features and components, formatting and appearances in these templates may vary for individual users. To ensure that your thesis/dissertation meets the requirements of the Graduate School and the University of Mississippi, you should double-check your manuscript to make sure that all margins, page numbers and other elements are properly formatted, aligned and arranged. Some of the guidelines for thesis & dissertation preparation are online in Manual for Thesis & Dissertation Preparation.

To use a template, save the appropriate file to a floppy disk or hard drive, then open it in your word processor. Replace the content with your own thesis/dissertation content and save it to a different file name.

 
     
 

Templates and Examples

 
 


  • Microsoft Word: Example.doc
  • Rich Text Format (RTF): Example.rtf
  • Word - Mac Version: Example-macversion.doc
  • WordPerfect: Example.wpd

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