Master's Thesis Guidelines

Master's Thesis Guidelines

Students who opt to carry out a master's thesis must enroll in three to six credit hours of X599 Master's Thesis in Education as part of the minimum 36 credit hours required for the master's degree.

Thesis Committee

A master's thesis committee consisting of three faculty members must be appointed.

  • At least two members, one of whom serves as thesis director, must be from the student's major area of study.
  • The thesis committee is responsible for supervising the preparation of a thesis proposal and work on the thesis study, and for administering an oral defense examination of the thesis study.

Download a copy of the Master's Thesis Committee and Proposal Approval Formor pick up a copy in the Office of Graduate Studies, Room 2116 of the W.W. Wright Education Building.

Thesis Proposal

The proposal must be approved at least three months before the oral defense.

Thesis Defense

A public oral defense of the completed thesis must be held. This defense meeting must be scheduled at least four weeks prior to the date of the defense.

Follow the format of the defense announcement (see sample in the Master's Thesis Committee and Proposal Approval Form).

Thesis Formatting

You can review detailed formatting requirements in the Master's Thesis Guide.

One electronic copy of the thesis must submitted to the Office of Graduate Studies, Room 2116 at least two weeks prior to the degree conferral date.

Education degrees are conferred four times yearly, in May, June, August, and December.