Theses and Dissertations

Thesis and Dissertation Preparation

Students enrolled in degree programs that require a thesis or dissertation are expected to plan, execute, and report on a research project or creative endeavor that creates, analyzes, assesses, or otherwise advances knowledge in the discipline of study.

Academic Research Writing Tips

When conducting your graduate research and writing your thesis or dissertation, keep these tips on data collection, grammar, organization, and plagiarism in mind. 

Graduate Thesis and Dissertation Manual

Master's and doctoral level scholarship presented as a thesis or dissertation should involve analysis, synthesis, and/or evaluation of newly created or existing knowledge with the purpose of advancing the discipline or applying the knowledge to a specific situation.

The purpose of the thesis or dissertation document is to present that knowledge to the scholarly community is a clear, concise, and professional manner that is appropriate to the discipline. This handbook is written to guide you, the student-scholar, through the process of developing the final product.

Guiding Questions for Design of Quantitative and Qualitative Data Analysis

These lists of questions are intended as a guide for students to consider when designing their research plans. The lists are not meant to be used as a prescriptive or complete list of considerations, but as a framework for the types of questions a researcher should consider.