Download and open the ETDR template - Word 2003

To download the template:

  1. Go to the Templates webpage (
  2. Click the link for Masters theses/reports or Doctoral dissertations.
  3. When asked, “Do you want to open or save this file,” click Save and select a location. This will save the file (masters.doc or doctoral.doc) to your computer.

To begin using the template:

  1. Start Microsoft Word.
  2. Open the template file (masters.doc or doctoral.doc).
  3. When you save the file, you may want to rename it (for example, AnnSmith.doc).