How to cite a dissertation in APA

APA dissertation citation

APA reference list examples

Take a look at our reference list examples that demonstrate the APA style guidelines for a dissertation citation in action:


A dissertation found in an online platform

Guo, J. (2018). Trust-based service management of internet of things systems and its applications (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from

An unpublished doctoral dissertation

Neel, B. L. (2017). Three flute chamber works by Alberto Ginastera: Intertwining elements of art and folk music (Unpublished doctoral dissertation). University of Nebraska-Lincoln, NE.
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This citation style guide is based on the official Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition).

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