The thesis or dissertation is a report of original research and scholarly work that is shared with the academic community and is made available to the public. These format standards have been developed to ensure a degree of consistency in the written presentation of this research across academic disciplines. The Graduate School will not accept theses or dissertations that do not conform to these requirements. Have your formatting reviewed by the Graduate School by the formatting deadline. Any standard font is acceptable; however, the same font should be used throughout. Use a font size of approximately
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All University of Wisconsin—Madison graduate students must meet the minimum degree requirements of the Graduate School. Additional details, including academic policies, can be found in the Graduate Guide. Each academic department within the Wisconsin School of Business has a separate set of course and degree requirements that exceed the Graduate School minimums. Some general PhD requirements vary for students enrolled in the joint degree in finance and economics.
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Note that some call number ranges contain multiple topics. Theses and dissertations done at UWM, and in the libraries' collection, are classified by a department given a base call number and then arranged, generally, by the author's last name. Occasionally, a senior honors paper may also be deposited in the library and will be included in these lists. Some departments accept a master's paper as part of the requirement for a degree.
We can help. Campus offers dissertator support groups, dissertation writing camps, writing guides, and other resources. You must meet both the program and the Graduate School requirements for graduation.