The Dissertation Template includes:

This thesis was originally created by based on Robert Bringhurst’s seminal book on typography “The Elements of Typographic Style”. The template has been modified to fit the commenting style of this website to make it easier to use.

The School of Graduate Studies no longer offers thesis templates and manuals.

The template includes a chapter to get you started using the template and provides several useful suggestions which are worth reading. Also included are two chapters showing the capability of the template to give an idea of how it will look with your content.


To download the Dissertation Template, click the image below.

The School of Graduate Studies no longer offers thesis templates and manuals.

In order for the thesis template to be of the greatest help, the student should make sure that it meets the department's format and style requirements. For example, if the department requires endnotes, the student should check that the thesis template allows for endnotes rather than footnotes. Also, if the thesis template contains enough detail to provide fill-in-the-blank footnotes or bibliographic entries, the student should verify that those features work from the most recent edition of the required style manual. If the student finds a helpful thesis template that uses a different style, he or she should revise it to fit the target style; even this amount of time spent revising an existing thesis template may pale in comparison to producing a correct from scratch.