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Graduate School

The University of Mississippi

Thesis and Dissertation Manual

Table of Contents

General Guidelines

Overview
Language
Electronic File and Submission
Graduate School Review and Approval
Deadlines

Parts of a Thesis or Dissertation

Preliminary Pages

Title Page
Copyright Page
Abstract
Dedication Page
List of Abbreviations or Symbols
Acknowledgements
Table of Contents
List of Tables
List of Figures or Illustrations

Body of the Manuscript
Bibliography/References
Appendix
Vita
Supplemental Files

Preparation of the Manuscript

Style
Format Requirements and Guidelines
Consistency
Placement of Tables and Figures
Word Processing Templates and Examples

Miscellaneous

Creative Writing Theses
Copyright Page and the Registration of Copyright
Use of Copyrighted Material
IRB and IACUC Approval
Papers within the Thesis or Dissertation
Multi-Part Theses and Dissertations
Photographs and Multi-Media Files
Writing Center Services
Submitting the Document to ProQuest/UMI
Last Minute Filing
Important Phone Numbers and Websites
Most Common Mistakes

Thesis and Dissertation Manual in PDF form

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