|Substantial paper presenting independent research that makes a contribution to the current body of knowledge in a scholarly field. Typically includes five basic chapters or divisions: an introduction and statement of the problem, a review of the literature pertinent to the problem, an explanation of the materials and methods used to solve the problem, a discussion of results, and a conclusion.
|A paper or other type of presentation embodying the knowledge and skills acquired from course work completed for the master's degree. Structure and format vary by program.
|Must conform to ETD Style Manual
|No set format; subject to requirements of student's program
|At least 9 credits of 503 Thesis required
|Varies by program; refer to handbook, grad coordinator, or advisor
|Submission and Approval
|Submitted to and reviewed by Division of Graduate Studies
|Submitted to student's program only
|ProQuest and Scholars' Bank
|May be submitted to Scholars' Bank if desired