How to cite a master's thesis in AMA

AMA masters thesis citation

To cite a master's thesis in a reference entry in AMA style 10th edition include the following elements:

  1. Author(s) of the thesis: Give the last name, and initials of up to six authors (e.g. Watson J). For more authors only the first three are listed, followed by et al.
  2. Title of the master's thesis: Italicize the title and capitalize the first letter of each major word.
  3. Location: Give the name of the city in which the publishing entity was located at the time of publication.
  4. Name of the degree awarding institution: Give the name of the institution.
  5. Year of publication: Give the year of publication.

Here is the basic format for a reference list entry of a master's thesis in AMA style 10th edition:

Author(s) of the thesis. Title of the master's thesis. [Master's thesis]. Location: Name of the degree awarding institution; Year of publication.

Take a look at our reference list examples that demonstrate the AMA style guidelines in action:

Examples

A master's thesis with one author

Bauger L. Personality, Passion, Self-esteem and Psychological Well-being among Junior Elite Athletes in Norway. [Master's thesis]. Tromsø, Norway: University of Tromsø; 2011.

A master's thesis with one author

Aube KE. A Comparison of Water Main Failure Prediction Models in San Luis Obispo, CA. [Master's thesis] .San Luis Obispo, CA: Cal Poly; 2019.

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