APA Style requirements for title pages differ slightly depending on the destination of the manuscipt. If you are submitting a paper to a journal for publication, you need to follow the guidelines for APA Format title pages exactly. For student papers, these requirements are sometimes modified to include the course name, instructor, and the date the paper is submitted.

Running head and page number.
1/2 from the top of page, aligned to the left margin, type the running head, in all caps. The page number should be placed flush left. The cover page is page 1.

Paper title.
About a third of the way down the page, type the title of the paper, centered on the page. Capitalize all the significant words in the title.

Author name and affiliation.
Beneath the title, center the name(s) of the author(s), and institutional affiliation(s).


For student papers:
Instructors for undergraduate courses often require that the course name, instructor name, and date of submission be included on the cover page.

For dissertations and theses, university requirements sometimes call for the inclusion of additional components (e.g., an approval page, an acknowledgement page, a table of contents, a list of figures and tables, etc.).

Check with your instructor or graduate school to clarify any differences between their specific requirements and those of Standard APA Format for cover pages (as described above).