Dissertation/thesis format guidelines

The student's department determines the style for footnotes, bibliographies, tables, chapter headings, etc. The student and the thesis/dissertation advisor are responsible for the content of the manuscript and for ensuring that the manuscript is edited for spelling, grammar, organization, stylistic consistency, correct sequence of pages, and agreement between the table of contents and the contents of the manuscript.

The Graduate School is responsible for monitoring formatting requirements of dissertations and theses. The specifications of Wayne State University's Graduate School for dissertation manuscript formatting are primary requirements and take precedence over all styles and other guidelines for margins, spacing, pagination, order of parts, etc. Questions should be addressed to the Ph.D. Office at 313-577-2170 or phdstudents@wayne.edu.

Wayne State University's Graduate School Format Manual