How to cite a PhD thesis in APA

APA PhD thesis citation

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A PhD thesis found in an online platform

Confait, M. F. (2018). Maximising the contributions of PhD graduates to national development: The case of the Seychelles (PhD thesis). Retrieved from

An unpublished PhD thesis

Bowkett, D. (2015). Investigating the ligandability of plant homeodomains (Unpublished PhD thesis). University of Oxford, London, UK.
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