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School of Engineering and Applied Science

A Manuscript Style Guide for the front pages for a dissertation and master's thesis provided below have been adapted for the School of Engineering and Applied Science within the context of University formatting standards. These style guides are provided for illustrative purposed only and not intended to be a template. The MS Word templates provided below are offered in a beta format. Feedback on these templates can be sent to the Library ETD Administrator.

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.

Body of Document Formatting Guidelines: Detailed instructions for formatting a SEAS dissertation/praxis/thesis can be found in the SEAS 2019-2020 Doctoral Handbook on the SEAS website under PhD Program Forms.

Dissertation:

          Word Template: Dissertation title page (beta)
          Word Template: Certification page (beta)
          Word Template: DissTitletoAbstractPages (beta)
          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.

         Dissertation Sample Format - DO NOT USE AS A TEMPLATE; For illustrative purposes only

Praxis

Word Template: PraxisTitletoAbstractPages (beta)
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.

Praxis Sample Format - DO NOT USE AS A TEMPLATE; For illustrative purposes only

Master's Thesis

Word Template: ThesisTitletoAbstract Pages (temporarily unavailable)
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.

Master's Thesis Sample Format - DO NOT USE AS A TEMPLATE; For illustrative purposes only

LaTeX Resource: This resource is available to GW graduate students courtesy of a past SEAS Graduate Student (See Github for author and contributor information).  This template is considered a RESOURCE ONLY by the University for students using LaTeX to write their thesis or dissertation. NOTE: The University or The School of Applied Science and Engineering Sciences DOES NOT support or maintain this resource.

The LaTeX resource and accompanying instructions for downloading/installing the class files and online LaTeX resources are available through GitHub.

This thesis class and template is licensed under GNU General Public License v3.0

Also available under Templates on Overleaf.

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