Examples of Masters Dissertations
Theses and Dissertations must be properly formatted according to both the style guidelines used in your discipline and the format required by UNLV. To make this process easier, please review this page for information on how to prepare, format, and submit your thesis, dissertation or doctoral project.
2. Before You Start Writing Your Thesis or Dissertation
If you have concerns about how to start writing the thesis or dissertation so that it complies with the Graduate College policies or if you have concerns about what forms need to be submitted prior to and after your master’s and/ or doctoral defense, this section should help alleviate these concerns. The “Things to Think About Before Writing the Thesis or Dissertation” provides helpful suggestions about how to start the formatting before you start writing. Presetting your formatting will ease formatting-induced frustrations in the long-term. The “Paperwork to Complete Your Master’s Defense and Degree Program” and “Paperwork to Complete Your Master’s Defense and Degree Program” help with concerns about making sure all paperwork has been turned in when it should be. Finally, check the graduation and submission deadlines for the semester you wish to graduate. Make sure you submit your graduation application, defend, submit, and upload your thesis or dissertation on or before the listed deadline.
3. General Guidelines for Theses and Dissertations
This section just provides some general guidelines for the theses and dissertations. Reading it will help to answer questions about whether the theses or dissertation is collaborative (it is not), how to choose a style guide, who is responsible for judging the acceptability of the thesis or dissertation, and so forth.
4: Use of Previously Published Material
This section discusses the nature of using previously published material. Please read if you are planning on incorporating such material into your theses or dissertation.
6: Thesis & Dissertation Checklist
All theses, dissertations, and doctoral projects are checked by reviewers using this checklist. We recommend that students compare their document to this checklist prior to Graduate College format review.
7: Copyright Information, Embargoing the Thesis/ Dissertation Information, and the Copyright Page
This pdf provides information on copyright and embargoing the Thesis/ Dissertation. It also provides the format requirements for the Copyright Page.
8: Creating a PDF
This document discusses how to create a pdf. This is the format required for when you submit your document (thesis or dissertation) to the Graduate College for review.
All theses and dissertations defended after January 15, 2016 must be submitted to iThenticate for a similarity check prior to submission of the final document to the Graduate College. A copy of the similarity report must be submitted to the student’s advisory committee at the time of the final defense, and it will be taken into account when determining the outcome of the defense. If the student passes their defense, the report shall be attached to the Culminating Experience Results form before submission to the Graduate College.
10: Thesis and Dissertation Submission Process
This pdf discusses the Thesis and Dissertation Submission Process, including how you should your document to the Graduate College for review and who you should contact if you have questions about the Thesis or Dissertation format requirements.