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1 Left Margin 1.25 inches Right Margin 1.25 inches Top and Bottom Margins are 1 inch Dissertation Title in Initial Capitals and Small Letters (Single-space the title if more than one line) By Your Name Degree held, date degree conferred, name of conferring institution (Please list all PREVIOUSLY earned degrees - lesser degrees first; Please Do Not list earned Certificates.) Example: B.S. in Computer Science, May 2006, University of Maryland A Dissertation submitted to The Faculty of The School of Engineering and Applied Science of the George Washington University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Month Day, Year Degree Conferred Summer graduation: August 31, Year; Fall graduation: January 31, Year Spring graduation: Date of University Commencement (see University Academic Calendar) Thesis directed by Thesis Advisor s Name Thesis Advisor s Academic Title Example James W. Smith Professor of Computer Science Please use your advisor s professorial title; Consult the Online GW Directory if needed. This page is counted as page i, but the page number is not displayed.

2 This page is REQUIRED for Doctoral Candidates The School of Engineering and Applied Science of The George Washington University certifies that [student s full name] has passed the Final Examination for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy as of [date of dissertation defense]. This is the final and approved form of the dissertation. Dissertation Title in Initial Capitals and Small Letters (Single-space the title if it is more than one line long.) Student s Full Name Use a block format as shown below. List the dissertation director and co-director (if applicable), and the two readers who are members of the core proposal research committee except for the School of Business. a. Whenever possible, please use academic (professorial titles) only b. Consult the GWU Online Directory to locate your committee member s correct academic title as need c. Only include the committee member s school affiliation if he/she is teaching at an institution other than The George Washington University. d. Please leave one blank line space between committee members in your list below. e. This is always page ii. Dissertation Research Committee: Dissertation director s full name, academic title, Dissertation Director (use Dissertation Co-Director if you have more than one director) If a co-director: his/her full name, academic title, and the label Dissertation Co-Director after both co-directors Committee member s full name, academic title, Committee Member Committee member s full name, Systems Engineer, ABC Company, Committee Member Examples: James W. Smith, Professor of Engineering Management, Dissertation Director Janet A. Doe, Associate Professor of Engineering Management, University of Virginia, Committee Member Donald B. Green, Systems Engineer, ABC Company, Committee Member ii

3 This page is optional Copyright (Year) by (Your Name) All rights reserved Please use the symbol on your copyright page. To insert this symbol on the page in windows, type: Crl+Alt+c or Alt+0169 iii

4 Dedication (Optional) The author wishes to (Please type Dedication here and double-space the text. Notice that the way the text wraps around to the next line. iv

5 Acknowledgments (Optional) The author wishes to (Please type Dedication here and double-space the text. Notice that the way the text wraps around to the next line. v

6 Abstract of Thesis (Optional) Thesis Title in Initial Capitals and Small Letters (Single-space the title if more than one line) Type abstract body here and double-space the text. Notice that the way the text wraps around to the next line. vi

7 Table of Contents Dedication (Optional) Acknowledgments (Optional) Abstract of Dissertation (Optional) List of Figures (Required if there are Figures.) List of Tables (Required if there are Tables.) List of Symbols / Nomenclature (Optional) Glossary of Terms (Optional) iv v vi viii ix x xi Chapter 1: Introduction Section Title Section Title Section Title Example of a Section Title That is So Long That You Will Have to Wrap It into the Next Line, Indenting It ¼ Inch, and Being Careful Not to Let the Text Spill Into the Column Where the Page Numbers Go 1.3 Summary of Dissertation Organization 1 Chapter 2: Literature Review 2 Chapter 3: Methods 3 Chapter 4: Results 4 Chapter 5: Discussion or Conclusion 5 References 6 Appendix A Sample Survey 7 Using leading dots in your table of contents is optional. If you have leading dots and you encounter difficulty converting your document to PDF or if there is a problem with justification (i.e. you cannot get your page headers to line up on the left-hand side or the page numbers to line up on the right side try deleting the leading dots.) vii

8 List of Figures (Required if there are figures) Figure 1..1 Figure 2..2 Figure Please DOUBLE-SPACE your List of Figures and use the format presented above. The use of leading dots for your List of Tables is optional. These may be deleted if you encounter difficulty converting your document to.pdf or if there is a problem with right or left justification viii

9 List of Tables (Required if there are tables) Table Table Table Please DOUBLE-SPACE your List of Tables and use the format presented above.. The use of leading dots for your List of Tables is optional. These may be deleted if you encounter difficulty converting your document to.pdf or if there is a problem with right or left justification ix

10 List of Symbols / Nomenclature (Optional) 1. x Name or Definition of symbol x 2. y 3. z Please DOUBLE-SPACE your List of Symbols /Nomenclature and use the format presented above. x

11 Glossary of Terms (Optional) Term 1: Start Definition here Term 2: Start Definition here Please DOUBLE-SPACE your Glossary of Terms and use the format presented above. xi

12 Chapter headings are centered, in bold and in all caps or initial caps. Leave a space after the chapter heading before starting the text. Chapter 1 - Introduction Start each chapter on a new page. All of the text on this page starts at the same location on the ruler bar except for the first line of text of each new paragraph. Note that each level is indented in a ¼ inch (or two dots to the right on the ruler bar) from the last section header. 1.1 Second Level Header (starts at the left margin) Start your text here. 1.2 Second Level Header Start your text here. Note that all level headers are in bold type face Third Level Header (+.25 inches or 2 dots to right from the previous level header) Start your text here Fourth Level Header (+.25 inches or 2 dots to right from the previous level header) Start your text here Fifth Level Header (+.25 inches or 2 dots to right from the previous level header) Start your text here. This page should be numbered as page 1. All subsequent pages should be numbered consecutively through the end of the document using Arabic numerals. Please locate the page numbers at the center, bottom of the page. 1

13 Chapter 2: Literature Review Start your text here and use double-spacing. 2

14 Chapter 3: Methods Start your text here and please use double-spacing. 3

15 Chapter 4: Results Start your text here and please use double-spacing. 4

16 Chapter 5: Discussion or Conclusion Start your text here and please use double-spacing. 5

17 Bibliography Start here; Insert the appropriate text. 6

18 Appendix A Sample Survey Start your text here and please use double-spacing. If you are putting figures on these pages please make sure your right and left margins are at least 1 inch. 7

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