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APA 6: Theses/Dissertations

Tips and information on using APA formatting and styling on your research

Information Needed

  • Author

  • Year of publication

  • Title

  • Doctoral dissertation or master's thesis

  • Name of database
  • Accession or Order Number

General Format of Thesis and Dissertation Citations

Author, A. A. (2003). Title of dissertation or thesis (Doctoral dissertation or master's thesis). Retrieved from name of database. (Accession or

                   Order No.).

Thesis/Dissertation Examples


Kim, S. J. (2018). Canine-assisted therapy for borderline personality disorder (Master’s thesis). Retrieved from ProQuest Dissertations &

  Theses Global. (Order No. 22621007).


Clark, L. E. (2017). The Mayan marimba and the musical production of place in a transnational migrant community (Doctoral dissertation).

                Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global. (Order No. 10255702). Retrieved from