The abstract is included as page iii and consists of a concise, one to three sentence statement of the thesis problem, a brief description consisting of no more than a few sentences describing the research method or design, and a report of the major findings and conclusions.

The abstract submitted online at the time of thesis submission should be the same as the abstract inside the thesis. ProQuest no longer has a word limit on your abstract, as this would constrain your ability to describe your research
in a section that is accessible to search engines, and therefore would constrain potential exposure of your work. The abstract as you submit it will NOT be altered in your published manuscript.
  1. are generally 200-300 words in length,
  2. consist of one to two paragraphs of information,
  3. do not usually contain citations, and
  4. do not repeat the thesis title.