Thesis & Dissertation Guidelines & Tools

Official SHSU Directions

  • Sam Houston State University's Directions on Form, Preparation, and Submission of Final Copies of Master's Theses and Doctoral Dissertations. (Updated 2009)
  • These guidelines specify directions for graduate students who are submitting a thesis or a dissertation in partial fulfillment of degree requirements.
  • The guidelines herein take precedence over those in the style manuals required by departments as well as earlier versions of the "Directions."
  • Students should consult their thesis/dissertation directors as to the required style manual.
  • Students should avoid using another thesis/dissertation as a model.
  • Because of the updating of style manuals and SHSU thesis/dissertation guidelines, what was accepted in the past may now be unacceptable.
  • The thesis/dissertation will be evaluated according to the current declared style manual and the current SHSU thesis guidelines.


Thesis/Dissertation Materials

NEW 2015 Template and Supporting Documents

2014 Template Supporting Documents

Related Thesis/Dissertation Information


Library Procedures and Press Documents


Library Thesis Clerk


Copyright Information

Copyright Compliance And Permission Letter

Securing Copyright Permission

Copyright And Related Laws

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