From our Doctoral Thesis Handbook: SPECIFIC GUIDELINES FOR THE PARTS OF THE THESIS (General instructions, then in bold letters:) Required sections are marked with an asterisk . . . (more general stuff) . . . Notice of Copyright *Title Page *Certificate of Committee Approval Abstract Dedication Acknowledgments Preface *Table of Contents List of Tables List of Figures List of Symbols and/or Abbreviations Text Reference matter Appendix *Bibliography or List of References *Vita -I couldn't help notice that the text was not required. It looks like I'll finish sooner than I thought.
(From the "Rest" of RHF)