Dissertation and Thesis Guide

The following Dissertation and Thesis guide is available for Dedman College Master's and Doctoral students:

Dissertation and Thesis Guide



  1. A Microsoft Word template is available here. An accompanying list of notes and tips for this template can be found here.  
  2. Helpful reviewer notes and examples can be found here.
  3. LaTeX template, can be found here or check with your department. 
  4. Sample pages using the American Psychological Association formatting guidelines are available here, courtesy of the University of Toledo.


SMU Scholar 

For those students uploading a thesis or dissertation to SMU Scholar, click here to download the Deposit Agreement Form or to obtain the ETD Submission Training Guide.   


Contacts by School

Please reach out to your designated school contact for further formatting questions or assistance with the graduation process, deadlines, etc. 

  • Moody School of Graduate and Advanced Studies 
    Kerri Bennett, Associate Director for the Moody School 
    Frances Anne Moody Hall, Suite 353   
  • Lyle School of Engineering 
    Jim Dees, Executive Director of Student Experience and Scholarship 
    Caruth Hall, Suite 353
  • Meadows School of the Arts 
    Diana Miller, Graduate Records Coordinator