Thesis

Thesis Option (Education 6011 - 6014; equivalent to four semester courses; 12 credit hours)

A thesis is theory oriented, and begins with the posing of a question that will in some way contribute to the building or validating of theory. Considerable depth is expected in the review of literature, the application of a disciplined and clearly described methodology for dealing with the research question, a thorough description of the results of the work (both descriptive and connotational), a synthesis of the research findings with extant literature, and implications of the research for both theory and practice.

Forms:

Approval of Thesis Supervisor (doc)

Approval of Thesis Proposal (doc)

Readiness to Defend (pdf)

Recommendation of the Award of the Degree (pdf)

Guidelines and Reference:

Guidelines for Completing a Thesis (pdf) Outlines the procedures for completing a thesis and the responsibilities of students and committee members

Checklist for Submission of Culminating Activity Documents APA for 6th Edition (pdf) Formatting requirements noted in this document should be carefully followed

Chair of a Thesis Defence Responsibilities (pdf) Notes the procedures for conducting the thesis oral defence

Graduate Programs in Education Policies and Procedures (pdf)

E-Thesis Submission Instructions

Samples:

Sample Title Page (doc)

Sample Thesis Committee Members Page (doc) Replaces Thesis Signature Page which was used prior to May 2014

Sample Thesis (pdf)

Additional samples of theses are available within DSpace. Students should be aware that a wide variety of topics are represented. Students should consult with their supervisors to find the most appropriate theses to peruse relative to their own area of research.

 

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