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This guide provides resources to help you write a graduate level paper, thesis or dissertation.


Note: Thesis Template formatting may have changed, please make sure you have the latest and greatest.

Thesis Templates  

Scroll down to the Templates section to download either a research paper, MFA, or EdD dissertation template. Templates are provided and maintained by the UW-Stout Graduate School. They are based on APA 6th ed. style, but there are some variations.

Do not cut and paste your information into the template. Instead, use the template as a guide to create your thesis/dissertation in a new document.

Search for Stout Theses and Dissertations

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Search Tips 
To search for a thesis by: Enter this into the search box...
Date Enter the year as a keword, e.g. 2012
Type: Plan A Enter plana as a keyword (No spaces between)
Type: Plan B Enter planb as a keyword (No spaces between)
Type: Ed Specialist

Enter ed spec as a keyword (Needs a space between)

Type: Ed.D.

Enter  "Ed.D. University of Wisconsin Stout" as a keyword (as typed including quotation marks)

Type: M.F.A.

Enter  "MFA University of Wisconsin Stout" as a keyword (as typed including quotation marks)


Enter the author's last name as a keyword.  If it is a common name, also enter the first name in any order, e.g.

Smith Josephine  or Josephine Smith


Enter the Advisor's name, e.g.

Amy Gillett (No need to enter last name first)


Enter keywords and/or key phrases, e.g.

technology education
suicide prevention
substance abuse


Enter program name and the word PROGRAM  e.g.

Career and Technical Education Program
Risk Control Program
Mental Health Counseling Program



Accessing Stout Theses
Dec. 1999- present
Click on the thesis title or View It in Search@UW to open the pdf.

Prior to Dec. 1999

Theses on microfiche are located in cabinets in the Library's Periodical Area, 2nd Floor.

DE students may request a copy of a microfiche thesis through Borrow from Other Libraries / ILLiad login.
Be sure to indicate that you are a DE student on the form.

Open Access Thesis Sites