A thesis is the culmination of a graduate program. From picking a subject and developing a study to analyzing the data and writing the results, the thesis process includes more than just writing a paper.
Outlined below are the basic steps in the thesis process. Consult with your committee chair to develop a timeline that best suits your project’s needs.
Your thesis will be overseen by your committee chair and at least two other Missouri State graduate faculty members.
Before you begin your research, you will need to complete the necessary research trainings.
Thesis funding opportunities are available to you to help cover the costs of your research. Find out more on the Funding page.
Through your written thesis, you will integrate your study and its findings with the larger body of research conducted on similar topics.
When prepare your thesis, please consider the formatting requirements outlined in the documents below:
You will present your final thesis to your committee for their approval. Most programs require a defense of your research along with a public presentation of your findings. Consult with your committee chair to learn about your program’s requirements.
A review copy of your thesis is due to the Graduate College about two weeks prior to the end of the semester. Ensure that your submission includes the following items:
Prior to submitting your thesis for review, we recommend that you submit it first to Turnitin.com.
You will have approximately two weeks after the conclusion of the semester to make the noted edits to your thesis and resubmit to the Graduate College.
The following items must be included in your final submission to the Graduate College:
You must also submit an archival PDF to the Graduate College database
Monday, November 25, 2013