Plan A (thesis)
If no minor is included, this program of study requires the
satisfactory completion of 24 credits of acceptable graduate
courses and a 6-credit thesis, for a total of 30 credits, as
well as satisfactorily completing the language
requirement and the comprehensive
written and final oral examinations.
At least 21 of the 30 credits must be earned in on-campus
courses at this university. At least 18 (including thesis
credits) of the 30 credits must be at the 700 level. A
maximum of 6 thesis credits may be applied toward the
If a minor is included, at least 12 of the 24 graduate credits (as well as the 6 thesis credits) must be in the major field of study, with at least 6 credits in the minor field.
Thesis Regulations (Plan A Students Only)
Students who elect Plan A must have an outline of the
thesis approved by the A-E committee. Following this
approval, the student is expected to complete the thesis in
a manner satisfactory to the committee. Permission for
off-campus work on the thesis must be approved by the A-E
committee and by the graduate dean. Thesis courses are not
graded and not counted in GPA calculations. After the thesis
is completed, defended, and accepted by the A-E committee
and the graduate dean, non-letter grade credit is posted to
the student’s academic record.
The deadline for submission of the thesis in final form is one week before the close of the semester. The graduate dean makes final approval of the thesis.
Together with the thesis, the student must submit an abstract not exceeding 150 words in length. Please contact the graduate school for other thesis requirements, deadlines, guidelines on thesis format, and copies required.