Guidelines for Writing a Thesis, Dissertation, Practicum, or Internship Report


Scope:  Who is Covered by this Policy?

Undergraduate Students


Policy

Before students begin writing, they should review the Guide for Writing Theses and Dissertations, which details mechanics, formats, and procedures for preparing the thesis, dissertation, internship, or practicum report. These guidelines are established by the Graduate School and are available by contacting etds@miamioh.edu. Students must use the front matter templates that are available by contacting etds@miamioh.edu or on the Graduate Student Association Canvas site.

Generally, the format and style used by leading professional journals in students’ fields will serve as guides for format. Depending on their discipline, students may also choose to use current versions of the following style guides:

  1. MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papersby the Modern Language Association (MLA)
  2. Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association(APA)
  3. A Manual for Writersby Kate Turabian

A thesis, practicum, or internship report must include an abstract of no more than 200 words in length. A dissertation must include an abstract that cannot exceed 400 words in length.


Related Form(s)

Not Applicable.


Additional Resources and Procedures

Not Applicable.


FAQ

Not Applicable.

Policy Administration

Next Review Date

7/1/2023

Responsible Officer

 

Legal Authority

Not Applicable.

Compliance Policy

No

Revision History

 

Reference ID

Graduate Handbook 4.9

Reviewing Bodies

Administrative