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Division of Research and Graduate Studies

Templates and Resources

Downloadable Templates

  • The templates are MS Word files in the prescribed university thesis format. Margins, line spacing, and heading styles are all set up for you. Please do not change.
  • If your program is not listed below, click on "Chapter Template" or "Section Template" to see which is assigned to your program.
  • Find and download your template below:

Use the chapter template if you are writing a thesis using MLA, Turabian, or some other journal specific to your field (e.g., Art, English, Business Administration, History, International Relations, Linguistics, Public Administration, Spanish).

Chapter Template Document


Use the section template if your degree is in Agricultural Science, Biology, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Science,  Engineering, Geology, Industrial Technology, Mathematics, Physics, Plant Science, or Viticulture and Enology.

Section Template Document

If you are writing a thesis using APA 7th edition (e.g., Communication, Communicative Sciences and Deaf Studies, Counseling, Criminology, Education, Ed.S., Kinesiology, Psychology, Public Health, Social Work), use this template.

APA 7th Template Document

If you are in the Master's of Nursing program, and you are completing a project (298), then use this template.

MSN 298 Template Document

If you are completing an evidenced-based project in the Doctorate in Physical Therapy program, please use this template.

DPT Template Document

If you are completing a dissertation in the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership, please use this template.

EdD Template Document

If you are completing a project in the Doctor of Nursing Practice program, please use this template.

DNP Template Document

Template Resources

Once you get your template, check out this helpful instructional Power Point

Navigating the Thesis Template: The Basics

This video will help you navigate the use of styles within Word.

Learn how to move text from one document to the template document.

In the template you don't need to enter the content or pages manually into the Table of Contents. This video will show you how to populate the Table of Contents by using the update field feature.  The List of Tables and the List of Figures use the same feature.

If you are including tables in your document, please make sure you create tables using the insert table function in MS Word. Do not use tabs, spaces, and lines to create tables.

Creating a Table in MS Word