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School of Law

Manuscript Style Guide for the front pages for a master's thesis are provided below to illustrate the correct formatting for the front pages. A link to the School of Law ETD Guide to Writing Master's Theses has been provided below.

The body of the manuscript (chapters, bibliography and appendices) should be written in a style appropriate for your field of study or you school specific guidelines, with the exception of page margins, page numbering and page order. Styles for formatting bibliographies, footnotes, and/or endnotes should be consistent with the chosen style used to format the body of your document. For more information on citation styles and citation tools, please see the webpage Writing Styles.

See School of Law Guide to Writing Master's Theses

    Master's Thesis Sample Format - DO NOT use as a template; For illustrative purposes only

An MS Word template has been provided below in a beta format. Feedback on this template can be sent to the Library ETD Administrator.
Template Instructions: Open then save the template under a new name. The text highlighted in yellow on the new document may be edited with your specific information. Please delete the optional pages you do not wish to use.

     Template: (Title Page-Abstract Page) (temporarily unavailable)

Doctoral Dissertations: dissertations are required to have a Certification page which placed immediately after the title page and is numbered as page ii. 

Sample Certification page


Electronic Theses and Dissertations Administrator: Gelman Library.2130.H.Street.NW.Washington.DC.20052.etds@gwu.edu
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