KU Thesis and Dissertation Formatting: Templates

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.

Office of Graduate Studies Thesis and Dissertation Formatting Guidelines

These rules are taken from the KU Office of Graduate Studies Thesis or Dissertation Formatting Guidelines. To see the full thesis or dissertation formatting requirements, visit https://graduate.ku.edu/submitting


The templates below conform, as much as possible, to KU and ProQuest requirements as well as APA, Chicago Footnote, Chicago Author-Date and MLA styles in regard to heading styles and page numbering. They also have place-holder figures, tables and headings, which allows automatic table of contents, list of figures and list of tables to be pre-formatted and included as well. Footnotes are also pre-formatted for the Chicago-style documents. These documents are also already set up to embed fonts for you (as required by ProQuest).

For all of the documents, click Enable Editing to get started adding your own text.

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