Because the bound thesis or dissertation is a "publication" of the University of West Florida, the University sets certain standards of format, paper, reproduction, binding, and approval which must be followed by students in all academic disciplines. The Thesis and Dissertation Guide (available from the UWF Graduate School or online at http://uwf.edu/graduate/theses_dissertations.html ) sets forth those standards. The Thesis and Dissertation Guide is also intended to serve as an aid to faculty involved in the supervision and direction of master's theses.
By way of a written proposal and research proposal evaluation meeting, students get advance approval from their thesis committee regarding all aspects of the proposed research: design, procedure, analysis, etc. Any changes in this plan should be discussed with the committee beforehand. A Thesis Research Form is filled out by the committee and placed in the student's file. Upon conclusion of the project, the student submits a research paper, which conforms to the Thesis and Dissertation Guide and contains, in modified APA style, the following components as appropriate:
A thesis checklist has been provided by the Graduate School for assistance in monitoring this process. Additional forms required for thesis are available under our graduate Resource tab.