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Thesis/Project Manuscript Guidelines

CSULB Library: University Style and Format Guidelines for Theses, Project Reports, and Dissertations

Recent changes include:

  • One inch margins
  • Title page comes first
  • Signature page NOT in manuscript
  • Simplified table of contents
  • One space after punctuation at end of sentences
  • Bold font for titles, subheads and captions

More information about the new rules is also available at the University Library's Guide: Formatting Your CSULB Master's Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation. If you have any questions or concerns about the format changes, the person to contact would be Vivian Reed, in the Thesis and Dissertation Office. Her email address is and her phone number is 562-985-7894.