Two steps to completing a thesis. These steps challenge students to refine their writing and research methods by producing faculty-reviewed work. Students who complete a Master's thesis may advance their research as doctoral students.
Step 1: Thesis A
ENG5399A: Thesis A is a class designed for developing and researching student theses. The class prepares students to complete the following:
- Narrowing theses topics to a manageable idea students can dedicate their time and energy to.
- Preparing and researching the thesis topic.
- Writing literature reviews and a possible thesis first draft.
- Finding and requesting an appropriate thesis committee and faculty chair.
- Submitting the thesis proposal application to the Graduate College.
Gaining approval for Thesis B registration.
Step 2: Thesis B
ENG5399B: Thesis B is taken after the completion of Thesis A and keeps students on track to complete their thesis during their final semester. Students can expect the following during Thesis B:
- Writing and editing the thesis for chair review.
- Rewriting and editing the thesis based on chair review feedback.
- Defending the thesis in front of the chosen thesis committee.
- Submitting the thesis to the Graduate College for final approval.
Advancing the thesis for possible publication.