Many departments have both a traditional style thesis/dissertation and a journal style thesis/dissertation. Please check with your adviser to determine which style you should write.
If you are using a traditional format, you can either use a pre-formatted template or format your own document.
Helpful Formatting Links
Employing an Editor
The following is a thesis/dissertation planner you can download: T/D Planner
Here is information about ordering bound copies of your thesis/dissertation from Milner library if you wish to do so. Binding flyer