Thesis Format and Contents

Senior theses should be written in the style of a scientific journal article and organized in the following manner:

Title Page (see template below)
Table of Contents
1. Introduction
2. Materials and Methods
3. Results and Discussion
4. Conclusions
5. References

Finalized senior theses should be printed in color with 1.5-inch margins on the left to allow for binding. Students are responsible for having three copies of their thesis professionally bound and distributed to the department on the day of the thesis defense. The thesis defense will be open to the MMC community and consist of a 20-minute slide presentation followed by an open question-and-answer period. The thesis defense will take place on or before May 7th of the student’s senior year (December 7th for mid-year graduates).
Title Page Template: