Thesis/Dissertation Formatting


  • The vita cannot be more than one page.
  • It is a biographical narrative about you with personal, academic, and professional information about you as appropriate.
  • Remember your thesis/dissertation is available to the public, which includes the text on this page.
  • Type Vita on the top line.  Be sure to label this title as a page title heading to format it properly; see Content/Chapters for more information about headings.
  • On the next line, begin your vita.
  • List the degree associated with your thesis/dissertation as if it has already been awarded because the paper is available only after you receive your degree.
  • The vita should be in the third person pronoun.
  • Be sure to correctly state your graduation date, use only December, May, or August, as these are the actual conferral months.

example of vita page

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