School of Graduate Studies

Master's Plan A

The Plan A option for a master’s degree requires preparation of a thesis. From 6 to 15 thesis credits are required. The semester(s) during which a student registers for thesis credit should correspond as closely as possible to the semester(s) in which the thesis work is done and faculty supervision is provided.

The thesis for a Plan A master’s degree is to be a contribution to the field of knowledge based on the student’s own research, or a treatment and presentation of known subject matter from a new perspective. The student and major professor should decide upon a problem or subject for the thesis study by the end of the student’s second semester of graduate study.

The semester during which a student registers for thesis credit should correspond as closely as possible to the semesters in which the thesis work is done and faculty supervision is provided.

The Publication Guide for Graduate Students is required in preparing your thesis.   

Find forms required for this degree option here