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The Graduate School has a formatting template, preparation guidelines, and frequently asked questions to assist you in correctly formatting your document. You are strongly encouraged to download and use the template, as well as read through the, before you begin formatting your manuscript. DO NOT use a former student's document to format your thesis/dissertation. Always use the current semester's template to format your document.
Download the template that serves your needs and the needs of your document.
(all are .docx unless indicated otherwise)
The template used for most thesis & dissertation documents. It is designed for documents comprised of a single manuscript (presented in chapters), appendix, and references section.
This template is designed for documents comprised of two or more distinct essays, which will each be broken into chapters and presented with their own appendices and references. It is also suitable for single manuscripts wherein each chapter needs to have its own appendices and references presented alongside it, rather than having all appendices/references at the end of the document. (In this instance, each chapter would be treated, formatting-wise, as an essay.)
*Template required for Biomedical Engineering students
**Template required for Translational Science students
Preliminary Draft Review appointments are available with UTSA Library staff. For more information, click here.
An extensive collection of formatting and submission resources is available here.
Questions about formatting can also be directed to The Graduate School staff via firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Note: The Graduate School does not offer tech support for Microsoft Word or LaTeX but is available to answer basic formatting questions or specific questions about merging your document’s requirements with the template requirements.)
Because we do not read the content of your thesis or dissertation, The Graduate School and UTSA Libraries do not check your citations. You must follow the citation style recommended by your graduate program; if you are unsure of what citation style to use, please contact your supervising professor as citation styles vary by academic disciplines. The UTSA Library supplies a list of Citation Styles by Academic Discipline .