NPS thesis templates and forms - Thesis Processing Office
The template contains the pages and styles you need to format your paper, along with guidance on abstracts, figures, block quotes, and the like. If you are new to the template, please watch the formatting demonstration below. If you still have questions, contact a thesis processor. Microsoft Word must be version 2019 or later (or Mac equivalent). The template functions best with Word 2019 or Word 365, so we recommend these versions. Download Microsoft Office, which contains Word, here. We do not, however, recommend upgrading versions in the middle of writing of your thesis. If you do, please follow the compatibility settings carefully before upgrading. Do not use Word Online or Word in a browser to create your thesis. These programs are likely to severely change your formatting.
Before you begin
Naming your file
Common errors that we mark (you fix)
Sharing your file with Thesis Processing
Single author: YYMon_Last_First
SE or SEA capstone: YYMon_Last et al
YY = Year of graduation
Mon = Month of graduation (first three letters)
First and Last = as in Python
Last et al = Last of first author, followed by "et al"
Choose your template
Download Multi-line Figure Instructions Multi-line Figure Instructions Macs
Note: The first eight pages of each thesis is outputted from the Python thesis dashboard.
Caution: Follow the instructions on page 1 of the template carefully to avoid formatting problems that can happen when the template is shared among multiple people.
Note: The first eight pages of each report is outputted from the Python thesis dashboard.
If your are working in the SCIF, the templates you need are available in its public "Templates" folder. Also, be sure to visit our classified guidance page.
If you are working in the STBL, see our classified guidance page.
Steep learning curve—for the technically inclined only. See formatting video below.
Need help? See our LaTeX formatting FAQ; watch the recorded crash course below; or ask your questions here.
Video - Thesis Crash Course (below)
BibTeX samples for IEEE (also shown inside .bib file included in template)
BibTeX samples for INFORMS (also shown in the .bib file of the INFORMS template files).