“Academic honesty is essential to the academy. Honest pursuit of academic challenges and higher learning are the essence of the university experience. Respect for one another is fostered when our academic environment is free from cheating, lying and stealing not only of property, but ideas as well. Individual and personal quests for knowledge will expand and challenge students’ creativity and intellect. Academic dishonesty is contrary to intellectual growth and pride in a job well done. Bowling Green State University graduates have met the challenges of achieving scholarly excellence and higher learning. Compromising academic honesty
negatively impacts the foundations of our academy. “
Bowling Green State University Academic Honesty Policy – 2011 Student Handbook.
Thesis and dissertation research projects involving laboratory animals must be reviewed by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) prior to the initiation of the study. Student research projects that involve collecting information from or about living persons must be reviewed by the Human Subjects Review Board (HSRB). For projects involving collection of any kind of information from or about people by survey, interview, testing, observation, examination, specimen collection, or review of records, graduate students should consult WITH A MEMBER of the Human Subjects Review Board. This consultation should take place during the design stage of the research project. Approvals for IACUC, HSRB and copyright materials must be included in the appendix of your thesis or dissertation.
Graduate students collecting data or carrying on correspondence in connection with a thesis or dissertation may not use the name of the University without special written permission of the dean designate of the Graduate College. Any questionnaires or other materials distributed outside the University must receive the prior approval of the instructor or advisor in charge of the study before a student seeks approval by the dean designate. Additional information concerning the policies applicable to student research projects can be obtained from the Office of Sponsored Programs and Research (SPAR).
Thesis/Dissertation Handbook (PDF file)
Students have a graduate advisor (also called a major professor) who is the primary academic, intellectual contact for the student. This advisor and the graduate student work together in their creative activity/research. The graduate student receives guidance from this advisor as well as from the examining and thesis or dissertation committee when appropriate.
By using the templates below, the required pagination will be retained when it's time to convert your document to the PDF format for uploading to OhioLink.. It is suggested that you save each of the documents to your desktop or disk before making any modifications. DO NOT COMBINE THESE DOCUMENTS into one document using your word processing software. After all of your edits are made and your committee has signed off on your document proceed to converting your document to a PDF.
Master's Thesis Title Page (Word Doc)
Doctoral Dissertation Title Page (Word Doc)
Preliminary Pages -Copyright, Abstract, Acknowledgements, etc. (Word Doc)
Table of Contents -page numbering includes a Copyright Page(Word Doc)
Table of Contents -page numbering does not include a Copyright Page (Word Doc)