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.
  • Masters students should confirm with their program if they are required to file their thesis with the Graduate School.
  • 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 website and it must be submitted to the Graduate School by the posted deadline.
  • Multiple authorship of a thesis is not permissible.