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APA Referencing - Education & Counselling students: Thesis

This guide provides information on how to reference using the APA 6th edition referencing style. PLEASE NOTE: Theology students should use Chicago Footnote Style

How to reference a doctoral or master's thesis

Doctoral or master's thesis

In the APA 6th Ed. manual a doctoral thesis is called a dissertation and a master's thesis called a thesis. This reflects the academic nomenclature in the USA. In Australia, these terms are used interchangeably with thesis being the most common term. Theses is the plural form of thesis.

In-text reference

(Author, year) 

According to Anstee (2019) ...

OR it has been identified (Anstee, 2019) ...

Reference list

Author, A. A. (2003). Title of doctoral thesis (Doctoral thesis). Name of Institution, Location. Retrieved from URL 

Anstee, A. G. (2019). Independent school principals' wellbeing: Exploration of inhibitors and enablers (PhD thesis). University of Technology, Sydney. Retrieved from 

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