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AMA Style - 10th edition

Examples and information on how to create bibliographies and format student papers in the style of the American Medical Association's Manual of Style.

Format for Dissertations / Theses Citations

Dissertations & Theses

Elements Needed

Title of dissertation or thesis [with the word dissertation or thesis following]
Place of university/institution
Date of completion
URL (if electronic version of dissertation or thesis)
Accessed date (if electronic version of dissertation or thesis)


  1. Author FM. Title of dissertions [dissertation]. City, ST: University/institution; Year. http://URL. Accessed Month Day, Year.


Examples: Dissertations & Theses


  1. Ronspies SM. The Relationship Between Physical Activity and Health-Related Physical Fitness Levels in Caucasian and Hispanic Middle School Boys and Girls [thesis]. Greeley: University of Northern Colorado; 2010.
  2. Paulsen KR. The Impact of the Visual Display of Nutrition Information on Real-Time Food Choice: Will Simpler Make it Better? [dissertation]. Ann Arbor, MI: Fielding Graduate University; 2013. Accessed October 2, 2014.
  3. Luna MB. Admission Requirements and Success of First Semester Associate Degree Nursing Students [dissertation]. Ann Arbor, MI: Capella University: 2014.


  1. Bhargava N. Nutrition and tuberculosis [master's thesis]. Montreal, Canada: McGill University; 2012. Accessed May 5, 2014.
  2. Epp Lepa KL. Parents of Preschoolers: Their Understandings of Nutrition Concepts and Messages and Their Sources of Nutrition Information [master's thesis]. Winnipeg, Canada: University of Manitoba; 1998. Accessed July 24, 2014.
  3. Dandekar US. Association between Serum Ferritin and Body Composition in Young Women [master's thesis]. Amherst: University of Massachusetts; 2009.