Font Any standard font is acceptable; however, the same font should be used throughout. The only exceptions to this font size are captions (not smaller than 9 point) and headings (not larger than 20 point).
1″ top, bottom, left, and right margins Legibility All illustrative material must be large enough to be easily read. Landscape format In order to maintain the required page margins for tables or figures, it may be necessary to print them in landscape format. However, the page number must be placed on the page as though the page was in portrait format.
It needs to appear in the same location and have the same text direction as the other (portrait) pages.
Sample pages Pages appear in this order Page Numbering Beginning with the text of the thesis, the page numbering changes to Arabic numerals, centered at the bottom of the page, with at least 1/2″ clearance from each edge.
The first page of the main text is page 1, and should be displayed on the page.
Have your formatting reviewed by the Graduate School by the formatting deadline.
Spacing Double space throughout, with the exception of the title page; captions; table or figure headings; extensive quotations; footnotes or endnotes; entries in the References section; entries in the Table of Contents; and appendices.
The thesis or dissertation becomes part of the UWM Digital Commons and is also made available through Pro Quest.
Information about submission can be found on the Electronic Thesis & Dissertation Submission website.
Session dates are emailed at the beginning of each semester, and listed in the Graduate School Events calendar.
Writing a dissertation is a daunting and cumbersome task for many college and university students.