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The University Library has been depositing Sacramento State graduate theses, projects, and dissertations in ScholarWorks, our campus repository, since Fall All theses, projects, and dissertations in ScholarWorks are full-text searchable and available in common search engines such as Google and Google Scholar.

This means that students will still need to:. The written product of a systematic study of a significant problem. It identifies the problem, states the major assumptions, explains the significance of the undertaking, sets forth the sources for and methods of gathering information, analyzes the data, and offers a conclusion or recommendation.

The finished project [product] evidences originality, critical and independent thinking, appropriate organization and format, and thorough documentation. A significant undertaking appropriate to the fine and applied arts or to professional fields.

It evidences originality and independent thinking, appropriate form and organization, and rationale. A dissertation is the major research project normally required as part of the work for a doctoral degree. Dissertations are expected to make a new and creative contribution to the field of study, or to demonstrate one's excellence in the field. The dissertation shall be the written product of systematic, rigorous research on a significant professional issue.

The dissertation is expected to contribute to an improvement in professional practices or policy. After the project advisor is selected, you may register on-line for a master project or master thesis section.

You and your advisor will jointly select your master project committee. External committee member should have terminal degree from ABET accredited Science, Engineering, Technology programs or graduate degree with extensive industry experience. External committee member selection should be agreed by your project advisor and other committee members of your project. Once your committee has been selected, you should request Departmental and College for approval of the committee.

Once all signatures have been obtained, a copy should be submitted to the graduate advisor. If you are working on a Master Thesis, you may proceed with scheduling a thesis proposal defense meeting optional as soon as the committee has been approved.

Meet informally with the thesis committee and each committee member to get direction for and assistance with the development of the thesis topic and proposal. You and the committee chair jointly determine when a thesis proposal defense meeting should be called to formalize the thesis proposal. To avoid any misunderstanding, you should not proceed with the research until the thesis topic and proposal have been approved by the thesis committee.

Request and schedule a proposal defense meeting which is agreeable to all members of the committee. You should provide a copy of the thesis proposal to all committee members at least two weeks prior to the scheduled meeting. A meeting will not be considered official if the thesis proposal is not distributed as prescribed or if less than three committee members are present at the proposal defense. The outcome of the proposal defense meeting should be clear to you as well as to committee members.

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This guideline is prepared for Master's students who may chose a thesis or project option for their Master's degree of study in Health Education and Promotion. A majority of the content of this guideline are directly copied from the Guidelines for Theses and Dissertations. This guideline only highlights what appears to be the most important items and add hyperlinks to the.

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An ideal thesis project should do many things, including: Satisfy your intellectual curiousity; Give you the opportunity to work closely with faculty mentors. General Information. Changes to Thesis/Project/Dissertation Submission. Starting in Spring , graduate theses, projects, and dissertations will be produced only in.

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Thesis/Creative Project defenses are open to the ASU community. Attending a defense is an excellent opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of fellow Barrett students and to observe the defense process firsthand. Thesis is a theoretical and experimental study of one of the current problems in the specialty and can be performed by students and cadets of all specialties. It is designed as a textual part with the application of graphs, tables, drawings, maps, charts.. The project is the solution to a specific engineering problem in the specialty. It is carried out by students and cadets of engineering.