I'm close to finishing my Ph.D. at a state university and the required text on the dissertation title page appears incorrect to me.
As specified by the university graduate college, the required text should read, "Submitted to the Faculty of the Graduate College of the "My State" State University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy"
Replace "My State" with any U.S. state.
Is the "the" just after "Graduate College" necessary? It appears to me that it is not since this is not part of the official university name. This is also shown here.
Am I justified in requesting a change to the text?