Q. Are titles such as doctor included in author's name on reference page?


Author titles such as Dr., Ph.D., and DBA are not included in the author's name on the References page or in-text citations. 

Titles may be used in the body of the paper if you wish, according to some Instructors at Baker College.

For more examples of APA style, visit the APA Help page.

Feel free to contact the Campus Library/ARC for further assistance.


  • Last Updated Jan 30, 2018
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  1. The answer given about the use of titles in text has been difficult to find. A professor at a different college told me to never use authors titles such as "PhD" or "Dr." However, this site states otherwise. Is information about the use of titles in text on an APA website so that I can check for verification? Thanks!
    by Mary-Ann on Apr 17, 2017.
  2. You are correct that titles are not used in APA for in-text citations or on the References page. A faculty person in the English department at Baker College said that titles may be used in the body of the paper if you wish, but if your professor says otherwise, follow his or her advice.
    by ASK US on Apr 18, 2017.

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