FORMAT AND ARRANGEMENT

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7.1  Title Page

If you have any trouble with the clarity of sample page printouts, try printing from the Manual PDF.

Inside Title Page, Doctoral Dissertation

Doctoral students are subject to more stringent formatting restrictions as set forth by the Student Affairs Section since dissertations are subject to more university-wide standards. For example, Ph.D. dissertations must have a Japanese title on the OUTSIDE COVER PAGE of the dissertation (the cover of the bound version) in a prescribed manner, whereas the INSIDE COVER PAGE does not. Master theses do not have this requirement.

Therefore, doctoral students should obtain a copy of the most recent Ph.D. Dissertation Handbook from Student Affairs or download a copy from the university online system in order to prepare your dissertation in the proper manner. Consult your advisor if you have any questions.

 

  Center every line & use balanced spacing
Set all margins at 2.5 cm. Font size 12pt
Title double-spaced, ALL CAPITAL LETTERS
Thesis Statement 1 “A Dissertation by”: double-spaced; title case
Name must match your official transcript: ALL CAPITAL LETTERS followed by your student ID number
Thesis Statement 2 “in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree”: five single line spaces after Name. Use 2 lines as shown in the sample page, double-spaced.
Degree Title single-spaced; insert applicable terms to describe degree: “Doctor of Philosophy” followed by 3 lines of space
Advisor(s) Names

“Advisor” should be followed by a colon [ : ], 1 space, and then your advisor’s title and name 4 line spaces (two double-spaces) after the “Degree Title” centered.

“Co-Advisor” should be followed by a colon [ : ], 1 space, and then your advisor’s title and name 2 line spaces (one double-space) after “Advisor” information centered.

School Information

include the names of your program, graduate school, and university, double-spaced, followed by 4 lines of space.

Program: title case
Graduate School: title case
University: ALL CAPITAL LETTERS
Date month and year of your graduation
Page Number The “TITLE PAGE” has no page number, but counted as “i”. [ i = 1 ]

★ The spacing guidelines are general. What is most important is the overall balance and aesthetic appearance of the text layout.Sample page

 

Inside Title Page, Master Thesis

 

  Center every line & use balanced spacing
Set all margins at 2.5 cm. Font size 12pt
Title double-spaced, ALL CAPITAL LETTERS
Thesis Statement 1 “A Thesis by”: double-spaced; title case
Name must match your official transcript: ALL CAPITAL LETTERS followed by your student ID number
Thesis Statement 2 “in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree”: five single line spaces after Name. Use 2 lines as shown in the sample page, double-spaced.
Degree Title single-spaced; insert applicable terms to describe degree: “Master of Sustainability Science” followed by 3 lines of space
Advisor(s) Names

“Advisor” should be followed by a colon [ : ], 1 space, and then your advisor’s title and name 4 line spaces (two double-spaces) after the “Degree Title” centered.

“Co-Advisor” should be followed by a colon [ : ], 1 space, and then your advisor’s title and name 2 line spaces (one double-space) after “Advisor” information centered.

School Information

include the names of your program, graduate school, and university, double-spaced, followed by 4 lines of space.

Program: title case
Graduate School: title case
University: ALL CAPITAL LETTERS
Date month and year of your graduation
Page Number The “TITLE PAGE” has no page number, but counted as “i”. [ i = 1 ]

★ The spacing guidelines are general. What is most important is the overall balance and aesthetic appearance of the text layout.Sample page

 

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