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Requirements for Theses and Dissertations

Type: University Requirements
Effective Date: 4/7/2016


The purpose of preparing a master's thesis or doctoral dissertation is to give graduate students experience in carrying out the kind of research they may expect to do within their professional careers. Through this process, students are expected to demonstrate an ability to work independently on a problem and to document familiarity with the literature in their field of study, command of the techniques and principles of research, and ability to form defensible conclusions from the data.

Document formatting requirements, FAQs and further information are available at: Graduate College–Electronic Guidelines

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