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APA Citation Help

Thesis Template

Click on the Thesis Template document to download on your computer. 

First thing you should do is SAVE AS with your desired document name to your desired location.

Formatting Specifications:

  • Font
    • Times New Roman
    • 12-point
  • Double-spaced
  • Paragraphs:
    • first line indent
    • subsequent lines left alignment  

  • Page numbers
    • Lower-case Roman numerals for preface pages (hidden on first two pages, then begin with iii on the third page)
    • Ordinal numerals begin with Chapter 1
  • Reference lists should be in Times New Roman 12-point font and left-justified (not block)
    • SOD exception to the APA style: Please use single spacing within a citation with a hanging indent for subsequent lines, then double-space to the next citation.
  • Acknowledgement section may be written in first person.
  • Vita section should be written in third person.

Submitting Your Thesis

After you have successfully defended your thesis and have received final approval of your written thesis from all of your committee members, you will schedule a meeting with Janet Fenske to submit your thesis to ProQuest.

  • Contact information for Janet Fenske is in the box below
  • Send Word copy of thesis to Janet Fenske at least 24 hours before your scheduled meeting

Some things to check:

  • Spell check your paper
  • Check for "orphaned" headings or subheadings (heading/subheading at the bottom of a page; corresponding paragraphs begin on next page)
    • To correct, add page break before heading/subheading
  • Reference lists and in-text citations must be in APA 7th ed. format--be consistent!
  • Turn off comments and tracking!

Contact Info

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Janet Fenske