KU Thesis and Dissertation Formatting: Completed KU Dissertations & Theses

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.

Dissertations and Theses@KU

Would it help to see how others in your department have finalized their thesis or dissertation formatting?

You can look at previously published KU theses and dissertations. If you're wanting to know how someone who graduated from your department last year formatted their table of contents, for example, this is a helpful way to learn more. Please be aware, however, that KU Graduate Studies formatting requirements change over time so formatting utilized on older theses or dissertations you may access on this site may not conform to current formatting requirements. Current formatting requirements are posted here:  http://graduate.ku.edu/etd-formatting-and-working-multimedia-files

This database is the same for both KUMC and the Lawrence campuses, however, due to differences in licensing, it is accessed through different links.

Lawrence campus -- access from the  Dissertations & Theses at the University of Kansas database. (Click on the blue link or right-click and select "Open Link in New Tab.")

KUMC campus -- access from Current Research @ KU


Once you've logged in, you should see a ProQuest screen like this:


To view theses or dissertations from your department, use the department name as your search term or search by author, subject or title, as usual.

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Use Advanced Search to filter further, including by advisor. Below is a screen-shot of the Advanced Search screen.


Click the blue title in your search results to open an item. Notice all the modifiers at the left for narrowing down your search. Choose a recent dissertation -- be aware, however, that formatting requirements may have changed.


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