USCthesis - a LaTeX style for theses and dissertations at USC


USCthesis provides a LaTeX style package for writing your thesis, dissertation, or thesis proposal at the University of Southern California (USC), based on the USC Graduate School Thesis and Dissertation Formatting Guidelines.

A public git repository is at


This style has floated around and evolved informally across students and departments. See the other templates that exist for other versions.


See paper.tex and paper.pdf for an example thesis.

Use make to compile the paper. Requires latexmk.


The full changelog can be found inside USCthesis.sty.

known issues

  • has not been tested with thesis proposals

other templates