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Examples of Correctly Formatted Thesis/Dissertation Sections

To complete your format check submission, you must complete every registration step and fully submit your thesis or dissertation to the website listed below. 

Dissertations and theses turned in as a part of the graduation requirements at Loyola University Chicago must be formatted according to the rules laid out in the Formatting Manual for Theses and Dissertations created by the Graduate School. To ensure that theses/dissertations are formatted correctly, each thesis/dissertation must undergo a format check by the staff of the Graduate School prior to the submission of final copies. For the format check, you must submit a full electronic draft of your manuscript to the Graduate School's electronic submission website http://www.etdadmin.com/luc.

Correctly formatted final copies of theses/dissertations may be submitted after the thesis approval/dissertation defense. Additional materials must also be prepared for submission with the final copies of the thesis/dissertation. Refer to the Formatting Manual and to the Submission Process link below for information about these additional materials.

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Format Check and Final Copy Submission Process

Format Manual for Theses and Dissertations

Examples of Correctly Formatted Thesis/Dissertation Sections



Dissertation and Thesis Workshop (Fall 2013) and Section Breaks   

Questions regarding the format check and the final copy submission process should be directed to:

Missy Coleman at formathelp@luc.edu
(773) 508-2976

Final copy submissions may be mailed to:

Missy Coleman c/o The Graduate School 
Loyola University Chicago
Granada Center 400
6525 N. Sheridan Rd.
Chicago, IL  60626

Click here for workshop handout using Microsoft Vista for formatting

Examples of Correctly Formatted Thesis and Dissertation Sections

  1. Title page - Dissertation
  2. Copyright Page
  3. Acknowledgements
  4. Epigraph
  5. Table of Contents
  6. List of Tables
  7. List of Figures
  8. Abstract
  9. Chapter One 
  10. Appendix
  11. References
  12. Vita 
  13. Dissertation Approval Sheet
  14. Extra Abstract 
  15. Extra Title Page



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