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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 

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 2016 ETD Formatting and Copyright workshop is also available.

Practice Documents for ETD Workshops

Download the formatting practice documents for ETD workshops below.

Note that there are different documents for KUMC and Lawrence campuses and for theses or dissertations.

ETD Formatting Documents

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Formatting how-to guides

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.

Advanced Formatting Guides

ETD @ KU: Grad School Links

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