Graduate Student Publications

Graduate Student Publications (GSP) ensures that dissertations and theses from APU graduate students are published on ProQuest with appropriate professional styles and formats. In so doing, GSP:

Note: Students have the option of following the 1st ed. of the handbook, which is compliant with APA 6th ed. until August 31, 2021. Starting on September 1, 2021, the 2nd ed. of the handbook, compliant with APA 7th ed., is required.

*While the APU Style and Format Handbook for Dissertation and Thesis Publications emphasizes APA convention, students’ departments determine which style manual is required for their discipline. The handbook identifies general format requirements that all dissertations and theses must adhere to. Within this general structure, each program specifies the style and format manuals, such as MLA, Chicago, Turabian, or APA, to be used by their students in dissertations and theses.

Canvas Courses

GSP now maintains two Canvas courses:

  1. Publishing Dissertations and Theses: Processes, Guidelines, and Resources that complies with the 6th edition of APA
  2. Publishing Dissertations and Theses: Processes, Guidelines, and Resources (complies with 7th edition of APA)

Both courses consist of seven modules that cover all requirements for graduate students to publish their dissertations and theses on ProQuest through GSP. Some features of these Canvas courses:

  • They are available to anyone with a account
  • There are no charges, no assignments, and no grades
  • They provide all resources in one place

How to access the Canvas courses:

For More Information

Sharon Wang, Ph.D.
Director, Graduate Student Publications
(626) 815-6000, Ext. 5850

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