Dissertation Cover Page

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The title page is the front page of your dissertation and here you state the title, your name and the names of your supervisors. You can put an illustration or picture on the title page since your dissertation or thesis must, of course, also look good.

Creating a dissertation title page in Word

It is very easy to create a title page in Word. You can do this using one of the examples that Word has already made for you. This is handy, because you don’t have to spend a lot of time on the layout of the title page. You can insert a title page by going to the ‘INSERT’ tab on the toolbar and clicking on ‘Cover Page’.

Title page templates in Word

Example title page 1

Example title page 2

Illustration or photo on your dissertation title page

A good illustration really makes your dissertation come to life. You can use stock photos for this. These are high-resolution photos that look very professional. You can download high-quality stock photos for free on the following websites:

With abstract topics it is often difficult to find a suitable image. In this case, you could add a tag cloud to your title page. You can have this made (for free) by WordClouds.

    Information page

    If you have a lot of information you want to put on your title page, and you do not want to ruin the design of your title page, you can decide to add an information page. Sometimes an information page is required by your educational program.

    We're here to help you prepare your manuscript using the University Format Guidelines and the style guide approved by your department.

    Ready to submit your thesis, project report or dissertation? Be sure to complete all 4 steps: (1) Have your signature page complete with all signatures; (2) Have your manuscript formatted to the best of your ability in one PDF; (3) Deliver your signature page to the Thesis and Dissertation Office by 5 p.m. of the deadline date; and (4) Upload your PDF using the Internet address provided to you at the time you bring in your signature page. A payment of $95 is required at the time of uploading your PDF.

    Need help with formatting? Refer to a Mini Manuscript PDF with examples of formatted pages. Watch PowerPoint slideshows about formatting rules. Use Microsoft Word-based templates to create pages. Set up a pre-submission consultation (during designated dates each semester). Come to a workshop. Call (562) 985-4013 or email any time with questions.

    Concerned about copyright? Check out the copyright information page 

    Looking for a thesis? Information about CSULB graduate level manuscripts is available through the University Library online catalog. Titles written after 2008 are only available through ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database.

    Finishing up your research? Browse through Research Guides created by CSULB University Librarians. Borrow materials from other libraries with interlibrary services.

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