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APA 7th Edition Citation Guide

Learn how to format essays and cite your sources using APA 7th Edition Guidelines.

Published Dissertation or Thesis

Note: Theses and dissertations are considered "published" if you located them either in a library database (e.g. ProQuest) or online in an institutional repository.  They are considered "unpublished" if you located them in a library's print collection of theses and dissertations completed by students at that university.

Thesis or Dissertation Published in a Library Database

References Page Format In-Text Citation

Author, A. A. (Year of Publication). Title of dissertation/thesis [Masters thesis/Doctoral dissertation, Institution awarding degree]. Database name.

 

Vy Van, D. (2019). Critical pedagogy unfold, fold, and re-fold: Understanding limitations and promises of critical pedagogy in multicultural education through the post-critical lens [Doctoral dissertation, Michigan State University]. Proquest Dissertations and Theses Global.

With page number:

(Vy Van, 2019, p. 19)

Without page number:

(Vy Van, 2019)

Thesis or Dissertation Published in an Institutional Repository

References Page Format In-Text Citation

Author, A. A. (Year of Publication). Title of dissertation/thesis [Masters thesis/Doctoral dissertation, Institution awarding degree]. Institutional Repository Name. URL

 

Gray, T. (2019). Teaching from the Tent: Muslim Women's Leadership in Digital Religion [Masters thesis, The University of St. Thomas]. The University of St. Thomas Institutional Repository. https://ir.stthomas.edu/caps_ed_lead_docdiss/128/

With page number:

(Gray, 2019, p. 12)

Without page number:

(Gray, 2019)

 

Unpublished Dissertation or Thesis

References Page Format In-Text Citation

Author, A. A. (Year of Publication). Title of dissertation [Unpublished masters thesis/doctoral dissertation]. Name of institution awarding the degree

 

Gensheimer, L. C. (2005). Hmong mental health providers: A hermeneutic approach to understanding their experience [Unpublished dissertation]. The University of Minnesota.

With page number:

(Gensheimer, 2005, p. 10)

Without page number:

(Gensheimer, 2005)