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Thesis/Dissertation Guidelines

Thesis/Dissertation Guidelines

Students must follow the college thesis/dissertation guidelines when formatting their document. A template has been posted for students to review when formatting in MS Word. Other programs such as LaTeX may also be used, but the college/university guidelines must be followed. Please contact your department graduate coordinator or graduate secretary, if you have further questions. For more resources and information, visit BYU Grad Studies.

  • Thesis & Dissertation Checklist (Download) Updated 11/29/2022
  • Thesis & Dissertation MS Word Template (MS Word) Updated 08/22/2022
  • Thesis & Dissertation LaTeX Template (Download) Updated 4/24/2023

The LaTeX version of the college thesis/dissertation template is also available on Overleaf: Overleaf is a cloud-based LaTeX compiler and is an easy way to start using LaTeX and a convenient way to access the college LaTeX template. To access and use the template in Overleaf, you will first need to register (create an account) on

The LaTeX template can also be found on Github at Suggestions for improvement can be submitted under the Issues tab.