Some of our graduate degree programs offer a thesis option. That means that students can choose between additional coursework or the successful development and defense of a masters thesis. The thesis format and style can vary depending on the degree program, subject matter and faculty involved. However, to aid both students and faculty in the development of a highly professional thesis, we have developed a thesis manual. If you are considering this route, make sure you contact your faculty advisor and review the material contained within this document.
Why choose the thesis option?
First off, it can be incredibly rewarding to complete all of the requirements necessary for a successful proposal and defense. Of course, there is a tremendous amount of pride that comes along with this monumental project.
Through the thesis process, you will likely become highly knowledgeable about the subject matter you chose to study. This can be both intrinsically rewarding, as well as pay off when you go out for th job search.
If you have any dreams or visions of going on for your doctoral degree, the successful completion of a master's thesis can have a very positive result when viewed by doctoral admissions committees.
Our Latest Thesis
May 2014 Thesis:
- Congratulations go out to Ms. Lori Douglas for her successful defense of her thesis (Master of Arts in English). Her chair, Dr. Doug Julian met on Thursday, May, 1 2014. With a dozen spectators in the audience, Lori did an excellent job of both explaining her study as well as articulating the outcomes of her research.