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AMA Citation Style 11th Edition Guide

citing thesis

Theses and Dissertations.

Titles of theses and dissertations are given in italics. References to theses should include the name of the university (or other institution) and year of completion of the thesis. If the thesis has been published, it should be treated as any other book reference (see 3.12.1, References to Books, Complete Data).

General format for Thesis/Dissertation 

Author Title Type Institution Date accessed URL
Author AA. Title of paper. Dissertation. University; 2020. Accessed Month, date year.
Author AA. Title of paper. Thesis University; 2005.    



1. Maiti N. Association Between Bullying Behaviors, Health Characteristics, and Injuries Among Adolescents in the United States. Dissertation. Palo Alto University; 2010.

2. Ghanbari S. Integration of the Arts in STEM: A Collective Case Study of Two Interdisciplinary University Programs. Dissertation. University of California; 2014. Accessed October 14, 2016.

3. Neel ST. A Cost-Minimization and Policy Analysis Comparing Immediate Sequential Cataract Surgery and Delayed Sequential Cataract Surgery From Payer, Patient, Physician, and Surgical Facility Perspectives in the United States. Master’s thesis. London School of Economics and Political Science; 2013.