Foreign Languages and Literature

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 degree.
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.