Preliminary pages are the required pages that appear at the beginning of the final document.
There are also optional pages which can be placed in this section.
For more information on how to format and edit your manuscript, see our Thesis & Dissertation Formatting General Advice page.
Note: The rules and guidelines for thesis and dissertation formatting are developed by the Graduate School.
Videos about formatting your dissertation/thesis can be found here.
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Below are dissertation/thesis templates and examples you can use for formatting your dissertation/thesis.
Exceptions: The first page of each chapter (including the introduction, if any) begins 2″ from the top of the page.
Also, the headings on the title page, abstract, first page of the dedication/ acknowledgements/preface (if any), and first page of the table of contents begin 2″ from the top of the page.
The MLA Handbook does not provide guidelines for formatting a thesis or dissertation—or for preparing the parts of such a project, like a preface, dedication, or acknowledgments page—because most schools maintain their own formatting requirements.
Although the MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing, out of print since 2016, summarized some of these requirements, it did so only in a very general way.