THES 698 - Thesis
This plan requires the candidate to present a thesis embodying the results of a study of some subject directly related to the area of specialization. The thesis must show that the candidate possesses the abilities to pursue a research problem successfully and to draw valid and significant conclusions from the data. The student must have a committee of three faculty members selected in consultation with the department chairperson.
A student may not submit this paper until 12 credit hours of graduate work have been completed and the candidate’s advisor and departmental chairperson have signed a statement approving the subject. A student must also be in good academic standing to register for THES 698. Approval forms are available online.
The approved thesis must be presented to the dean of the Graduate School in final form at least four weeks before the close of the semester or term in which the student is to be certified for graduation. The final copy of the approved thesis, any accompanying materials, and a 100- to 150-word abstract of the thesis describing the nature of the study and findings must be submitted to the Graduate School electronically at https://apps.bsu.edu/ElectronicThesis. Two hard copy documents, the Final Approval Form and the ETD Signature Form, signed by all three members of the student’s committee and the department chairperson, must be submitted to the Graduate School. A copy of the thesis may be required for the departmental file. It is the student’s responsibility to deliver this copy.
The student who writes a thesis must enroll in THES 698 Thesis, for a total of 6 hours of credit. The thesis is not used to meet the requirements for any course except THES 698.
The grading system used for THES 698 is credit, no credit, or credit with distinction.
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