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Thesis, Project, & Comprehensive Exam Information

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.

E-thesis Certification Forms and Departmental Signature Pages

These are available to be signed electronically using Adobe Sign or Docusign. Please contact your advisor for more information on how to route the Certification Page and Departmental Signature Page. If your program does not already have a specified E-sign routing system, the Office of Graduate Studies and Research offers an option through Adobe Sign. Please contact your advisor for completion steps. 

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