Thesis and Comprehensive Examination

  • The requirement for the thesis and comprehensive examination varies from program to program. Some programs require a thesis and others require a comprehensive examination, while some require only a master’s paper.
  • For specific requirements, refer to each program’s section of the Graduate Bulletin.
  • If a thesis is to be filed with the Graduate School, it must be prepared according to the Guidelines for the Preparation of Theses and Dissertations available on the Graduate School Web site.
  • Multiple authorship of a thesis is not permissible.