Penn State Thesis Template

Penn State Thesis Template provides a Microsoft Word template to assist Penn State graduate students and Schreyer Honors College students with writing a thesis. The template provides the correct document formatting with over 50 type styles, a title page and other front matter, various levels of headings, and page numbering. Use of the Penn State Thesis Template is optional, but the template helps graduate students and undergraduate honors students save time when writing their theses and helps them to produce consistent, professional-looking documents that meet Penn State guidelines.

How can I get started?

To use a Penn State Thesis Template, download the file for your version of Microsoft Word by clicking on the corresponding link below. If you have a version of Word that is not listed, use the most recent previous version for Mac or Windows. Each template provides the outline of the thesis information in the correct format. Simply add your content to the document in the correct places, keeping the template formatting.

Each graduate thesis template also has an accompanying user guide with important additional information about using and formatting theses using the template.

Schreyer Honors College Thesis Template

This template is only for Schreyer Honors College undergraduate honors theses.
Schreyer Honors College Thesis Template

Thesis Template: Microsoft Word 2007

Word 2007 Thesis Template
User Guide for Word 2007 Thesis Template

Thesis Template: Microsoft Word 2008

Word 2008 Thesis Template
User Guide for Word 2008 Thesis Template

Thesis Template: Microsoft Word 2010

Word 2010 Thesis Template
User Guide for Word 2010 Thesis Template

Thesis Template: Microsoft Word 2011 for Mac

Word 2011 for Mac Thesis Template
User Guide for Word 2011 for Mac Thesis Template

How can I get help?

To request help with the template, contact Steve Dahm at sjd9@psu.edu or at 814-865-0821.