The purpose of the Dissertation Manual is to facilitate the dissertation process. Its use ensures consistency in format and appearance for all dissertations completed in the program. Students should become familiar with this manual before beginning the first draft of their dissertation. This manual should be used in conjunction with the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Seventh Edition (2020).
The dissertation is a developmental process that proceeds through a number of steps in conceptualization, planning, and implementation of an applied research effort. This manual provides students information that identifies the steps involved in the process of completing the dissertation.
Manuals and Forms
A list of eligible dissertation chairs is available here.