The first page number of every chapter is centered at the bottom of the page, 0.5”
from the bottom edge. Subsequent pages are numbered at the upper-right corner, 0.5”
from the top and lined up with the right margin. Facing caption pages are numbered at
the upper-left corner, 0.5” from the top and lined up with the left margin.
BOTTOM/CENTER PAGE NUMBERS = 0.5” from bottom of
TOP/RIGHT PAGE NUMBERS = 0.5” from top and lined up with
the 1” right margin (if the right margin has been increased to 1.1”
set the page numbers at 1.1” as well)
Except where noted below, each page of the entire doctoral dissertation or
master’s thesis must be numbered consecutively; pages should be numbered according to
the following standards:
Neither the title page nor the blank or copyright page is to be
numbered; however, the two pages are counted when numbering
the preliminary pages that follow.
The signature page is always numbered as page “iii”.
The preliminary pages following the title and blank or copyright
pages must be numbered consecutively beginning with lower case
roman numeral “iii” on the signature page. All preliminary pages
are to be numbered using lower case roman numerals (following
the title and blank or copyright pages, begin with iii, iv, v, vi, etc.).
This includes the signature page, dedication, epigraph, table of
contents, list of abbreviations, list of symbols, list of illustrations,
list of figures, list of schemes, list of tables, list of photographs,
prefaces, acknowledgements, vita (required for doctoral
dissertations), and the abstract. The page numbers must be placed
at the bottom of the page and centered 0.5” from the bottom.
The main body of the text and any back matter must be numbered
consecutively with Arabic numerals beginning with “1” (1, 2, 3,
etc.), including text, illustrative materials, notes, appendices and
bibliography. The first page of each main section (chapters,
appendix, and references at end of entire work) is numbered at the
bottom of the page and centered; all other pages are numbered in
the top right corner.
Correct pagination (no missing pages, blank pages, or duplicate numbers or pages) is
required for the doctoral dissertation or master’s thesis to be acceptable.
Double Spacing of Text Required
All textual materials in the main body of text should be double-spaced. The first
line of each paragraph must be indented one 0.5” tab. Long quotations, footnotes, text
that appears within figures or tables or maps, and captions may be single-spaced. Survey