Dissertation Contents Page Template
The Graduate School offers templates for your review or use. Note that while they are examples of acceptable formatting, they do not represent the only ways to correctly format a thesis/dissertation for UT Knoxville.
MS Word Templates
Note: These Word templates are updated to reflect changes in the UTK thesis/dissertation submissions. You no longer need an electronic version of your approval sheet, only the original version that you will have your committee sign.
We have a few MS Word templates available for your reference. Template 1 has page numbers placed on the bottom of the document. Template 2, the APA template, has page numbers on the top of the page and APA (6th edition) style headings. If you are writing a "multi-part" or manuscript thesis/dissertation, you may want to use Template 3.
These templates are dotx files, so you can either use them to start from scratch, or you can apply them to an existing document. These templates take advantage of heading styles to compile the table of contents. See the Headings and Tables of Contents page for more information about how to work with heading styles in Word to have Word compile and update your table of contents.
As of Spring 2010, there is a UTK Graduate School LaTeX template courtesy of student Tony Saad. (A highly recommended open source document compiler. You can find information online, including templates for specific journals and professional organizations. Start with The LaTeX Project.)
The Graduate School does NOT provide support for this template. Information or formatting therein may not reflect your situation. Furthermore, while this template provides one correct way of interpreting University of Tennessee Graduate School formatting guidelines, it is not intended to present the only way of interpreting these guidelines.