Each of the following departments has a required or preferred citation style for theses, dissertations, capstone project reports, and final project reports. If you don't see your department or program 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 you check with your advisor at the thesis proposal stage.
Required or Preferred Citation Styles by Department or Program
Department or Program
Acquisition Research Program (ARP)
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)
Graduate School of Business and Public Policy (GSBPP)
Human Systems Integration (HSI)
Information Sciences (IS)
preferred, but advisors may determine another citation style is necessary
Mechanical & Aerospace
Recognized citation style preferred by advisor.
Department prefers AIAA and ASME
Meteorology and Operational Oceanography (METOC)
National Security Affairs (NSA)