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Template Sections Required for Each Dissertation Benchmark

Click the appropriate section below for your doctoral program to see a list of template sections required for each dissertation benchmark:

CONCEPT PAPER

  • Title Page
  • Statement of Original Work
  • Chapters 1-2

PROPOSAL

  • Title Page
  • Statement of Original Work
  • Abstract
  • Table of Contents
  • Chapters 1-3

FINAL REPORT

  • Title Page
  • Approval Page
  • Statement of Original Work
  • Abstract
  • Table of Contents
  • Chapters 1-5

PROSPECTUS

  • Title Page
  • Statement of Original Work
  • Chapters 1-2 (Chapter 2 only includes a very brief overview of the literature and preliminary RQs)

PROPOSAL DEVELOPMENT

  • Title Page
  • Statement of Original Work
  • Abstract
  • Table of Contents
  • Chapters 1-2 (Chapter 2 should be an exhaustive literature review with an embedded theoretical framework and refined RQs)

PROPOSAL

  • Title Page
  • Statement of Original Work
  • Abstract
  • Table of Contents
  • Chapters 1-3

FINAL REPORT

  • Title Page
  • Approval Page
  • Statement of Original Work
  • Abstract
  • Table of Contents
  • Chapters 1-5
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