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advisement resources for graduate students

Master's Thesis

Graduate students must write a master's thesis based on their research. The Deparment also requires a thesis seminar followed by an oral defense of their thesis. You may invite friend and family to the public seminar. The oral defense is a one to two hour closed-door session with members of your thesis committee. You should allow at least three weeks for your committee to read the final draft of your thesis perior to the defense.

Guide to Preparation of the Master's Thesis

The document below is the University's guide to the preparation of a master'a thesis.

Master's Thesis Guide Master's Thesis Guide

Procedures for the Master's Thesis

The document below summarizes the procedures for the administration of the master's thesis.

Procedures for the MS Thesis Procedures for the Master's Thesis

Master's Thesis Forms

Below are the forms for establishing a thesis committee and reporting the results of the oral thesis defense.

Request for Thesis Committee Request for Thesis Committee (GS-12)
Report of Oral Defense of Thesis Report of Oral Defense of Thesis

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Last Update: 04/26/2010