Writing Your Thesis or Dissertation

  • Access to published research, writing resources, and instructional aids are provided to guide you as you conduct and document your research.

    Male Student ReadingThesis and Dissertation Manual

    The thesis and dissertation manual covers the entire research process and includes deadlines, formatting guidelines, and advice on selecting your committee.

    Research Tools

    IUP offers students a wealth of research tools through its extensive library collections and subscriptions to online journals. Before subscribing to expensive online resources, spend some time investigating what published scholarly research is available to you through the university.

    Writing Resources

    IUP and the SGSR offer students a wide range of services during the thesis/dissertation writing process.

    Formatting Aids, Sample Pages, and Instructional Videos

    We recommend that you review the videos and instructions for formatting your thesis/dissertation before you start to write. The sample pages include the table of contents, list of tables, the title page, and signatures page templates for each program.