Thesis and Dissertation Formatting Guidelines
The Thesis/Dissertation Guide is provided to clarify the standards set by the Graduate School at the University of Rhode Island and to describe the criteria used to approve a thesis or dissertation. Following the defense in the discipline under which the work is awarded, it must meet the standards described in this document.
- Library Rights Statement (PDF)
- Sample Thesis Title Page (MS Word)
- Sample Dissertation Title Page (MS Word)
- Sample Thesis Approval Pages (MS Word)
- Sample Dissertation Approval Pages (MS Word)
- Sample URI_RIC Dissertation Title Page (MS Word)
- Sample URI_RIC Dissertation Approval Pages (MS Word)
MS Word Thesis Template is provided to assist the student in writing their thesis. It does not replace the instructions posted in the website. It is the student responsibility to adhere to the instructions when writing their thesis.
Thesis could also be prepared using LaTeX.
A recent thesis or dissertation may be used for guidance, especially in disciplines like mathematics, which have special formatting problems. However, be aware that they may contain mistakes. Candidates are responsible for consulting with the Office of the Dean of the Graduate School regarding University requirements on preparation of the thesis or dissertation and on deadlines for submission.
Students should be advised that they are responsible for binding of any additional copies that they desire. The Graduate School cannot arrange for the binding of additional copies.