University Of Mississipi Graduate School
UM Grad School Background Image Current Students Faculty and GPC's Alumni and Friends Prospective Students International Students Staff Directory Contact US
Application Information

Apply Online

Graduate Programs

Graduate Catalog

Graduate Council

Academic Resources

Forms and Manuals

Costs/Financial Aid Info

Student Act/Services

Advances Newsletter


Other External Links
  Useful Links
UM Home Page
International Programs
Graduate Student Council
Black Graduate and Professional Student Association
Outreach and Continuing Education
The Office of Research

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




      Schedule a Visit
      Apply Online
      Track Application
      Request Information
      Ask a Question
      Get a Form
      Virtual Campus Tour
      Online Services  

    No notices at this time.

    UM Creed  |  Ole Miss Home Page  |  Contact Webmaster  |  Contact The Graduate School  |  UM Copyright Information