KU Thesis and Dissertation Formatting: Home

Information for University of Kansas graduate students on required content order, page numbering, creating headings, formatting table of contents, adding captions, creating a table of figures and embedding fonts for theses and dissertations.

News & Events

Upcoming ETD Workshops

Thursday, June 2, 12:45 pm - 2:15 pm, Watson 419

For weekday ETD workshops on the Lawrence campus, click here for the KU Information Technology calendar.

For Saturday workshops on the Lawrence or Edwards campuses, click here for the Writing Center's Graduate Research and Write-In Information page.

There are a lot more workshops available, such as Abstract Writing, Finding Funding, Grant Writing, and Dissertation Completion, as well as an additional ETD seminar held once per semester to help guide students through the final steps of the thesis or dissertation process and submitting the completed manuscript to ProQuest. For more information on any of these workshops, click here for the KU Graduate School News & Events page.

A video-recording of the Dec. 3, 2015 ETD Formatting and Copyright workshop is also available.

ETD Formatting Documents

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Formatting how-to guides specifically for KU graduate students.

Advanced Formatting Guides

ETD @ KU: Grad School Links

Other Helpful Thesis and Dissertation Links

Guide translator

Subject Guide

Pam Rooks
Watson 450

Ready to Submit your Thesis or Dissertation?

Link to Submit Final Thesis or Dissertation

If you're ready to submit your final thesis or dissertation, click the blue text above to link over to ProQuest/UMI from the KU Graduate School. When you get there, click on Submit my Thesis or Dissertation then create a new student account or log in to an account you have already created. This is a separate account from KU so your KU login will not work.

KU Center for Research Methods and Data Analysis -- Click-able Links

2016 Summer Statistical Institute, May 23 to June 10

Windows 8 Quick Fixes

If you were using Snipping Tool in Microsoft Windows 7 to work with images in your thesis or dissertation, you may have a hard time finding it again if you switch to Windows 8. Click here for a forum link that gives more information on accessing it.


Missing your Start button in Windows 8? Here's a CNET link with possible solutions.