Format Check for Thesis Students

Format Check for Thesis Students

Theses need to be format checked before the final draft is burned to a CD as specified by the MU Graduate School. The purpose of this format check is to ensure that the format is consistent throughout the document and adheres to the MU Graduate School‘s guidelines. Once the thesis is complete and the student is ready to defend it, on-campus students need to email their copy to the graduate studies administrative assistant to conduct a format check. Online students must email a copy to the graduate academic adviser. Students should allow a couple of days for the format check to be completed.

One thing that thesis authors frequently forget to do is prepare the approval page for signature at the time of oral defense. Guidelines about how to prepare the approval page are available in the thesis and dissertation guidelines.