Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

APA 7 referencing style: Theses

A guide to using the APA 7th edition referencing system for in-text citations and reference lists.

APA Examples: Theses

Material Type

In-Text Citation

Reference List & Notes

Thesis in print:

(Lockhart, 2009)

Lockhart, E. (2009). The physical education curriculum choices of Western Australian primary school teachers (Unpublished master’s thesis). University of Western Australia.

Thesis in print:

(May, 2007)

May, B. (2007). A survey of radial velocities in the zodiacal dust cloud. Bristol, UK: Canopus Publishing.

EndNote:  Choose Reference Type: Book

Thesis online:
Electronic database

(Rich, 1989)

Rich, P. D. (1989). The rule of ritual in the Arabian Gulf, 1858-1947: The influence of English public schools (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses - UK & Ireland. (AAT 8918197)

Thesis online: Institutional repository

(Brydges, 2014)

Brydges, C. (2014). The development of executive functions: Evidence from behavioural and electrophysiological perspectives. (Doctoral dissertation, University of Western Australia, Crawley, WA). Retrieved from

For theses from a US institutional repository do not include details of the institution.


 Except for logos, Canva designs or where otherwise indicated, content in this guide is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International Licence.