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Some universities have a page-count requirement and therefore you would expect to see doctoral theses of over pages. However, when a page-count requirement is not imposed, you would find shorter theses as well. One doctoral thesis that I read is only 60 pages.

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Doctoral thesis word count. September 13, 0 Comments. 1 Views. Writing my research paper. 1 hour later 1/2 a paragraph written. at this pace i'll be done by 9 am tomorrow if i don't sleep.

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The thesis is not to exceed, without the prior permission of the Degree Committee, 80, words for the PhD degree and 60, words for the MSc or MLitt degree, including the summary/abstract. The table of contents, photographs, diagrams, figure captions, appendices, bibliography and acknowledgements to not count towards the word limit. Word count, page count, chapter numbers and chapter lengths are rather meaningless metrics when applied to a dissertation. Especially in the STEM fields. You write up what you did and it takes as many pages/ words as it takes.

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There is no such thing as word count in thesis (MS or PhD). In general, there is also no such thing as minimum or maximum number of pages. It is guided by the quality (and to some extent quantity of published papers) of your research. As many PhD candidates are wont to do, Beck took the pressure of readying for his defense and channeled it toward an incredibly interesting (if entirely thesis-unrelated) side project. For Beck, that meant coding a data scraper that could gather information about students' dissertations (page-length, year and month of graduation, research focus, etc.) from the University of Minnesota's electronic .