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Single Degree with Concentration
The Title Page format is very specific, and for good reason. All of our ETDs need to have a common title page
with very specific information. Even the amount of space between text is specified. But if you follow the format,
you will have this mastered in no time.
- Line Spacing: Single-spaced
- Page Number: No page number is included on the Title Page
- Alignment: Each line of text is center-aligned
- Title should start 2" from the top edge of the page.
- Title uses a Title Capitalization Scheme. (First Letter of Each Major Word is Capitalized)
- Title is double-spaced if it wraps more than one line. (One line of space between each line.)
- "by" should not be capitalized, and there should be 3 lines of space above and below it.
- Student's full name is the same under the title and in the copyright.
- Type: A (thesis or dissertation) submitted in partial fulfillment (break to the next line)
- Type: of the requirements for the degree of (break to the next line)
- Degree is listed correctly and spelled out (i.e.: Doctor of Philosophy).
- Department is listed correctly and spelled out.
- Concentration (if present) is listed correctly, preceded by: with a concentration in
- College is listed correctly and spelled out.
- University of South Florida is spelled out.
Date of Approval
- (Co-)Major Professor(s) and committee members' full names and degree credentials are listed. (i.e.: Ph.D., Ed.D.) One professor per line.
(Only the [Co-]Major Professors have titles before their names. All other committee members are listed as seen in the examples linked above.)
- Approval date is listed, formatted as Month Day, Year (this is the date the Certificate of Approval was signed by the committee).
- 4-6 words or phrases not used in the Title are listed, separated by commas.
- Copyright and Copyright symbol is listed, followed by the year matching the year of the final submission, and the author's name - matching the by-line above.
(Ex: Copyright (c) 2013, Author P. Author)