Templates & Guides

The following templates and guides will assist you in organizing and formatting your manuscript according to Graduate School guidelines. Please remember, the templates are just examples! You are not required to organize your thesis/dissertation in the exact same manner. E.g., you are not required to list every detail of methods in the Introduction chapter as the template shows, nor are you required to have the Introduction and the Literature Review as separate chapters. Work with your advisor and your department to determine what headings and organization best serves the purpose of your paper.

The guides will indicate which sections must match the templates and you only need to give pertinent information in the relevant section(s). *Redundancy is confusing to readers and unnecessary. Please try to limit repetition of ideas and/or information to keep your writing clear, precise, and interesting.

Thesis Template & Thesis Guide

Dissertation Template & Dissertation Guide

For questions or concerns regarding formatting, please contact the Office of Thesis and Dissertation services, (903)886-5967 or OTDS@tamuc.edu