MA Thesis

The MA Thesis

The MA thesis should demonstrate your ability to (1) identify and develop a substantive research question; and (2) apply appropriate methodological tools to this question. The aim is to create a manuscript suitable (in length, style, and rigor) for publication in a social science journal. 

MA Thesis Defense

The culmination of your work is the MA thesis defense. This meeting with the full committee serves as a forum for formal approval of the thesis and provides an opportunity for the committee to discuss a future plan of study and research.

Scheduling and Applying to Graduate

The administrative steps you need to take in order to defend your thesis and apply to graduate are outlined in this page:

MA Degree Request and Defense Scheduling