Manuscript Templates and Guides
The following documents are available for download to aid degree candidates in the preparation of their manuscripts for submission to the Institute.
THE FORM OF THESES AND DISSERTATIONS (PDF)
Guidelines that explain the full content and formatting requirements for drafts and bound copies of theses and dissertations.
ANNOTATED SAMPLE MANUSCRIPT (PDF)
Fully-formatted sample manuscript including all possible variations of front and back matter. Detailed annotations explain the formatting and indicate paragraph styles.
USAGE MANUAL (PDF)
Manual explaining basic stylistic expectations and also commonly encountered grammatical, punctuation, and language usage errors. Also includes the “Manuscript Checklist.”
MICROSOFT WORD TEMPLATES (DOTX)
Templates that contain pre-formatted, dummy content that authors may conveniently replace with their own. All possible variations of front and back matter are accounted for in the templates.
APPROVAL AND TRANSMITTAL FORM (PDF)
A one-page transmittal form that degree candidates must print out, complete, have signed by their academic advisor, and submit to the editor. (In a degree candidate has both an actual, acting advisor and an official advisor, the form should be signed by the former – that is, by the professor who actually advised the student in the course of their research and writing.)
THESIS AND DISSERTATION TIMELINE (PDF)
Diagram of the full manuscript preparation and submission process.
The files listed above are maintained in two zipped packages, for doctoral and master’s candidates, respectively. Both zipped files are approximately 16 MB.
The (PDF) files are designed for use with the latest version of the freely available Adobe Acrobat Reader. Interactive functions may not work properly with other PDF reading applications.