In practice, however, many students need three semesters or longer. Certain departments have special requirements as outlined in this Bulletin. In addition, those students who hold assistantships or fellowships, those who engage in time-consuming work off-campus, or those with scholastic deficiencies of any sort cannot meet all requirements in the minimum time.
Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Guide Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Guide This guide supersedes all previous Auburn University manuals and Guides for the preparation of theses and dissertations.
A Latex Template is also available for theses or dissertations containing many equations typically for mathematics or engineering students. Introduction Auburn University requires a dissertation for all Ph.
It should make a significant scholarly contribution. Style Guides This Guide provides specific, but minimal, requirements and general guidelines for the preparation of theses and dissertations to ensure that the electronic document is of a consistent high quality and suitable for publication on the world wide web.
Each department is encouraged to provide more specific guidance to students by selecting or developing a style guide or guides that is appropriate to the academic discipline of the graduate student preparing the thesis or dissertation for publication.
The choice of style guide typically reflects the standards of leading professional or scholarly journals in the academic discipline.
If there are differences between other style guides and this one, the Graduate School guidelines take precedence. Students preparing theses or dissertations in an alternative format are encouraged to consult with the Academic Evaluator of Theses and Dissertations at an early stage in the preparation of the electronic document.
Order and Components The thesis or dissertation is typically organized into three main sections: Preliminary Pages The preliminary pages include the title page, abstract, acknowledgments optionaltable of contents, list of tables required, if applicablelist of figures or illustrations required, if applicableand list of abbreviations or symbols optional.
Preliminary page headings are of a uniform font size 10 point or 12 pointconsistent with the font size used throughout the document. All headings in the preliminary pages are centered, two inches from the top of the page.
Headings may be in mixed case e. Mixed case is preferred. All preliminary pages are counted in the pagination, but no page number appears on the title page. All other pages in this section are numbered using lower case Roman numerals e.
Title Page required The title page includes in the following order: No blank space separates this statement from the name of your degree, which follows. A dissertation [or thesis] submitted to the Graduate Faculty of Auburn University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Degree The name of your degree, centered, for example: See Sample and Template.
The text of the abstract begins on the following line at the left margin the first line is indented. The text generally should not exceed words for a thesis and words for a dissertation. The Abstract is the first page to include a page number e.
The acknowledgments begin on the following line at the left margin the first line is indented. The Table of Contents lists all parts of the document except the title page and the page numbers on which each part begins.
The titles of all parts are worded exactly as they appear in the document. These titles are aligned not indented with the left margin.Last day to submit Dissertation First Submission Approval Form with University Reader info and dissertation in PDF form for format check to [email protected] Oct.
Submission of master's thesis PDF form for format check to [email protected] (OPTIONAL). Auburn University requires a dissertation for all Ph.D. degrees and a thesis for many master’s degrees. The thesis or dissertation is a demonstration of the student’s mastery of the field of study and an example of the student’s creativity, dedication, and the ability to work independently.
Welcome to AUETD, Auburn University's database of Master's theses and Ph.D. dissertations. The database contains a PDF version of every thesis or dissertation successfully defended at Auburn since the Fall semester.
Submission of master’s thesis PDF form for format check to [email protected] Oct 22 Last day to submit Dissertation First Submission Approval Form with University Reader info and dissertation in PDF form for format check to [email protected] Submission of master’s thesis PDF form for format check to [email protected] (OPTIONAL) June 19 Mid-Semester and last day to drop classes for the full summer term.
Graduate Admission and Graduate Studies. The Department of Civil Engineering offers graduate-level instruction and research programs leading to the degrees of Master of Civil Engineering (M.C.E.) (non-thesis), Master of Science (M.S.) with thesis and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.).