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Thesis & Dissertation

Body Format for Thesis or Dissertation

General Formatting Information Save as: “research.pdf” Students are to follow the style manual recommended by their academic program. Margins: Left Margin – 1.5 inches; Top, Bottom, and Right Margins – 1 inch Line Spacing: All standard text should be double-spaced. References, bibliographic works, and endnotes should be consistent with the formatting standards of your selected

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Conflict of Interest and Student Interaction with Industry

Conflict of Interest All graduate students who hold an assistantship or are student employees are required to self disclose any outside employment or business activities and interests that could interfere with their regular duties or represent a conflict of interest (University of Missouri Collected Rules and Regulations, Section 330.015.D). To disclose, go to and complete

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Electronic Dissertation and Thesis Basics

The master’s degree student When required for a master’s program, a thesis must be written on a subject approved by the student’s thesis committee. It must be the student’s own work and must demonstrate a capacity for research and independent thought. In addition to these guidelines, master’s students should also consult: Thesis process Academic process

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Forming a Doctoral or Thesis Program Committee

Every graduate student must form a faculty committee to oversee the process of thesis or dissertation completion. A thesis committee is composed of three members of the MU faculty: a major advisor from the academic program (i.e., department, unless it is an interdisciplinary program not housed in a department), a second reader from the academic

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Freedom to Publish Thesis and Dissertation Research

Freedom to publish and share results are major criteria for assessing the appropriateness of any research project, particularly those involving graduate students. Consistent with the mission of the University of Missouri, the integrity of a student’s academic/research experience shall be preserved, including the ability to complete and publish a thesis or dissertation in a reasonable

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Scheduling Exams

Exams (e.g., qualifying, comprehensive, thesis/dissertation defenses) are to be administered only when MU is officially in session. If an exam requires a written and oral section, both can only be administered during a regular semester session, i.e., the period between start and end date (including exam week) of Fall, Spring, and Summer sessions, excluding holidays

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Supplemental Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Materials

Multimedia files Multimedia files may be included with your research file, and submitted by uploading to Canvas along with the research file. Alternatively, they can be submitted to our office on a CD. Only the following formats are acceptable for multimedia files: Images: GIF (.gif), JPEG (.jpg), pdf (.pdf), TIFF (.tif) Video: Apple Quicktime (.mov),

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Supplemental Materials for Thesis and Dissertation Submission

Additional materials for thesis and dissertation submission Thesis/Dissertation Processing Fee  This fee is used to pay for the service that archives all theses and dissertations submitted to the University of Missouri.  This fee is submitted online. Publishing Agreement The purpose of this form is to obtain your  approval to allow the company that does all

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Technology and Your Thesis or Dissertation Supplemental Materials Submission

Portable Document Format (pdf) All thesis and dissertation materials must be submitted in pdf format. pdf files can be created with a variety of programs, including word processors (e.g. Microsoft Word) and full versions of pdf editors (e.g. Adobe Acrobat). MU’s computer labs feature the full versions of both Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat. There

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