Instructions for Preparing and Filing the Master's Thesis

The Thesis is to be typed on unpunched, white bond paper, 8 1/2" X 11" and 16 lb. minimum weight. Computer printing is acceptable if it is of letter quality. Copies must meet these specifications and, in addition must be of high contrast, cleanly reproduced, and free of trace marks. Striking over and crossing out are not permitted. All corrections must be made with an eraser or with correction fluid. The Thesis must be correctly labeled on the side with the Title of the Thesis, Author, and submission Date and Year. The final copy must be clear and clean.

Either Times, Helvetica, Pica, Elite (italics only for emphasis) or plain type may be used, but the same type face must be used throughout the manuscript. No ink insertions are allowed except for characters not appearing on standard typewriters (e.g. #, accents, brackets, scientific symbols). Such insertions are to be made in permanent black ink.

The title page should include the following information:

        I. The Title

        2. The Submission Statement

        ex. A Thesis Presented to The Faculty of the Department of History Brooklyn College in
        Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Arts

        3. The Full Name of the Author

        4. The Year of Submission

(see example below)

Prefatory material is to be numbered consecutively in small Roman Numerals; all other pages, including illustrative material, bibliography, and appendices, are to be numbered consecutively in Arabic numerals.

Numerals are to be placed in the upper right-hand corner. It is wise: (a) to postpone typing page numbers until final revisions have been made; and (b) to use lightly penciled numbers during the early stages.

The text is to be double-spaced, except for footnotes and quotations of more than three lines. The left margin is to be 1 1/2 inches, other margins are to be 1 inch.

Pages should be of uniform size. If necessary , you may fold inserted material. Fold from right, bottom, and top in such a way as to permit binding. One and one-half inches are to be left free at the top.


Sample for Title Page






A Thesis

Presented to

The Faculty of the Department of History

Brooklyn College





In Partial Fulfillment

of the Requirements for the Degree of

Master of Arts in Liberal Studies