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All elements of the disquisition must appear in the same font. Exceptions include the font that is used within figures, illustrations, equations, or other special elements. (Tables are not included as special elements.)

All font in the disquisition must be the same color.

Do not use italic font for the title of the thesis or dissertation.

To ensure proper conversion to .pdf format, disquisitions must use one of the following fonts:

  • Arial (size 10)
  • Century (size 11)
  • Courier New (size 10)
  • Garamond (size 12)
  • Georgia (size 11)
  • Lucida Bright (size 10)
  • Microsoft Sans Serif (size 10)
  • Tahoma (size 10)
  • Times New Roman (size 12)
  • Trebuchet MS (size 10)
  • Verdana (size 10)

If you are writing a doctoral dissertation or a master’s thesis, you must embed all fonts when you convert your disquisition to a .pdf file. For more information about how to embed fonts, see “Creating PDFs” on the UMI ETD Administrator site.

For more information about the submission process, see “Submit Your Disquisition”.

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Physical/delivery address:  NDSU Graduate School/106 Putnam Hall/1349 12th Avenue Northwest/Fargo, ND 58102
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