Template and Sample Documents

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Template and Sample Documents

Template and Sample Documents

Preliminary Pages Template

Please use this template when you begin formatting your thesis or dissertation document. This can occur either at the very beginning of your writing process, or at the very end; regardless, this template will help you to be sure that your title page, copyright page, dedication, acknowledgements, Table of Contents, List of Tables, and List of Figures are all formatted to the specifications outlined in the Thesis and Dissertation Manual. 

Preliminary Pages Word Template   
(This link is accessible through Google Drive. Please be sure that you are signed in to Google through your Rowan account, and choose the option to download the file directly rather than opening the file using Google Docs. Only the file downloaded as a ".dotx" for Word will function properly as a template. This file is also available on the Pre-Submittal Workshop on Canvas.)

LaTeX Template

LaTex Template

LaTeX Sample Document

*It has been brought to our attention that there may be a few errors in the LaTeX template provided here, so please use at your own risk. Please note that support for the use or troubleshooting of this template is not currently available from Graduate Research Services. Reach out to your committee or department for help with LaTeX issues.

Sample Thesis and Dissertation Documents

The following pages are formatted according to the requirements prescribed by the Manual, and should be used as a guide when formatting your thesis/dissertation. Please ensure that your document matches the formatting in these sample pages prior to submission for final format approval. The first document is a standard example that can be used by any student in any field; the second is available for students who would like to use numbered headings as in many scientific documents. Numbered headings are not a requirement of scientific theses or dissertations according to this office, merely an option. From Spring 2021 on, all documents should format their headings, figures, and tables with APA 7th Edition formatting as shown in these examples.

Sample Thesis/Dissertation Document

Sample Thesis/Dissertation Document with Scientific Numbered Headings

Guides for Thesis/Dissertation Elements

Heading Level Guide 

Table and Figure Formatting Guide 

How To Set Up a Document for Page Numbering and Margin Differences

How to Set Up Dot Leaders in a Table of Contents 

Video Guides from Other Institutions

How to Add Landscape Pages with Portrait Orientation Page Numbers