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Thesis, Project, & Comprehensive Exam Information

The Culminating Experience and Committee Composition

Every Master's degree program is required to include a culminating experience. The form of this experience differs according to degree programs, but all Master's students must satisfactorily complete either a thesis, a project or a comprehensive examination. The Master's Thesis and Project Committee Composition Policy governs who may serve on the student's committee.
A finished Master's thesis is a scholarly work that is the product of extensive research and related preparation. The University will make Master's theses and projects publicly available to other students, faculty, and outside researchers via ScholarWorks, our institutional repository. 

Master's Thesis, Project or Dissertation: Submission Guide

The library has created a submission guide on their website. This provides a step by step guideline on how to submit a thesis, project or dissertation. Students must refer to the library website for the submission deadline to qualify for graduation in a given semester.

Master's Comprehensive Examination Certification Form


Some programs allow masters students to take a comprehensive exam as their culminating experience in lieu of a masters thesis or project. Please use the form below to document completion of your comprehensive exam.

Comp Exam Certification form