Formatting and Preparing Theses and Dissertations

Formatting Requirements

Students will follow the requirements in the guide. To assist with the requirements, the following resources are available:

New dissertations and theses available in the Library are listed at the bottom of this page; they may serve as examples for students.  Keep in mind that formatting changes over time, and some volumes may have been embargoed for a year or longer before being available in the Library.

Preparing Assistance

In addition to the requirements above, there are some suggested formatting guidelines and tools to help as students prepare their documents. See the links below for formatting suggestions and aids.

  • Graduate School Communications Assistance Program (GS-CAP)—learn about resources to assist with written and oral/aural communication
  • Michigan Tech Multiliteracies Center—Receive help with writing and presentations on a weekly or walk-in basis
  • Online Seminars—Topics include Microsoft Word, Adobe Acrobat, LaTeX, Great Images, EndNote, and more!
  • Turnitin.com—Students can submit documents for plagiarism review.  The web site is in the Graduate School Canvas course. Only graduate students will have access to the information needed to access the site. Contact the Graduate School for assistance with accessing the Canvas course or turnitin.com site.
  • LaTeX templates—This following resources can assist students using LaTeX.  See also our online seminars for more information.
    Tutorial GitHub Repository Direct Link (.zip)
    MS/PhD Template GitHub Repository Direct Link (.zip)
    Presentation Template GitHub Repository Direct Link (.zip)