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Education Dissertation Manuscript Requirements

Format Requirements

  • The Graduate School of Education and Psychology requires the use of American Psychological Association (APA) style and formatting guidelines.
  • Candidates must adhere precisely to the specifications required. Certain format requirements specific to GSEP are not necessarily included and/or are not consistent with APA specifications. Format requirements specific to GSEP can be found in the Dissertation Format Requirements Manual at the link below.
  • Where there is a conflict between specific GSEP style guidelines and specifications by APA, the GSEP guidelines will supersede.
  • Students are advised to purchase the current version of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. 

 Dissertation Format Requirements Manual 2023 - contains detailed information regarding manuscript format requirements for GSEP doctoral dissertation.

Education Sample Dissertation Preliminary Pages 2023 - page-by-page sample of dissertation preliminary pages for Education Division, from the title page to the abstract.