Current Graduate Students

Thesis & Dissertation

Important Note Related to COVID-19

Please see the special guidelines for Thesis and Dissertation Defenses and Comprehensive Examinations in effect from Monday, March 16 through the end of the Spring 2020 semester.

details21.jpgDegree programs determine whether or not a thesis/dissertation is required for a graduate degree. A thesis/dissertation may take any of several forms, such as a scholarly essay, research report, or a creative artistic work. The format of such presentations does not need to conform to traditional standards of style where such standards are not appropriate. However, theses/ dissertations that take the form of traditional research reports should follow standard manuals of style, with any supplementary guides used by the various disciplines acceptable to the departmental graduate committee.