MA Thesis Proposal Guidelines
Please note these are general guidelines. Consult your chair about what he or she expects in your proposal; your chair may have different requirements and expectations. Your thesis proposal must be completed before the end of your first semester of thesis hours.
Your thesis proposal should be 3-5 pages and include a sufficient working bibliography and a working title. Your proposal should first and foremost explain what you hope to examine in your thesis; it should describe what you want to write about and explain why your topic is important.
Thesis Proposal Guidelines:
Thesis Proposal Steps:
__ Speak with your thesis chair
__ Draft and revise your thesis proposal in consultation with your chair
__ Submit your proposal to your chair for approval
__ Once your proposal has been approved by your chair, send your proposal to thesis committee members
__ Once your proposal has been approved by your committee, submit your proposal to the graduate advisor
__ Review thesis deadlines! (Check exact dates on Graduate Academic Calendar)