See required or preferred citation styles for theses, dissertations, capstone project reports, and final project reports. If your department/program is not listed below, then you are allowed to choose a recognized citation style or you will be directed to use a particular style by your advisor.
We recommend students check with their advisor at the thesis proposal stage.
Required or Preferred Citation Styles by Department or Program
Department or Program
Acquisition Research Program (ARP)
Graduate School of Business and Public Policy (GSBPP)
Center for Homeland Defense and Security
Cyber Systems and Operations (CSO/MACO)
preferred, but any recognized style will be accepted
Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE)
Engineering (if not listed separately)
Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering (MAE)
Recognized citation style preferred by advisor.
Department prefers AIAA and ASME
Meteorology and Operational Oceanography (METOC)
Information Sciences (IS)
preferred, but advisors may determine another citation style is necessary
Human Systems Integration (HSI)
National Security Affairs (NSA)