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PhD and master’s students are responsible for meeting all requirements for preparing theses and dissertations. They are expected to confer with their advisors about disciplinary and program expectations and to follow Graduate School procedure requirements.
Graduate School Role
The Graduate School certifies that theses and dissertations have been prepared as required. Graduate School staff members are available to provide information and to review documents at any stage of the planning or writing process. The Graduate School will not accept documents if required items are missing. The Graduate School will not extend deadlines because of miscommunication between the student and the advisor.
Required Format Features
Ohio State dissertations and theses must contain the following format features, which must be identified with a major heading that is centered below at least a one-inch top margin.
- Title page
- Table of Contents
- List of Figures
- List of Tables (if applicable)
- List of Illustrations (if applicable)
- Appendices (if applicable)
- Frontispiece (if used, no heading is included on this page)