Formatting Standards

The final submission of the M.D. thesis should meet the following requirements:

  • Paper: 20 lb. weight paper of good quality (standard copy paper). All pages must be a high- contrast, dark image on white paper.
  • Print Size: Use a 10-12 point font.
  • Typing: Double spaced on one side of the page. Single spacing may be used within block quotations, footnotes, and bibliography, but double spacing must be used between successive entries.
  • Margins: 1-1/2 inch left hand margin (normally, the binding edge), 1 inch on the three other edges. These margins apply to full-page photographs and pages containing tables and illustrations, as well as to pages of text.
  • Figures: Ordinarily, photographs should be scanned and entered electronically into the text. To mount photographs, use Duco or equivalent cement, rubber cement or “permanent” glue. Regular glue, picture corners, and adhesive cellophane are not acceptable. If charts, graphs, maps, tables, or computer printouts that are larger than the standard size are to be used, they should be folded carefully into the manuscript, with the fold at least 1/2 inch from the right hand edge of the page.
  • Figure Legends: Figure Legends should be detailed and should be placed below the illustrative material. A legend may appear, however, on a facing legend page when both illustration and the legend cannot be accommodated on one page.
  • Page Numbers: Each page in the thesis should be numbered except the title page, table of contents, abstract, and acknowledgements. The number should be placed either at the top center or at the top right hand corner at least 1/2 inches from any edge.