Writing a thesis or conducting a thesis project is one of the most challenging and yet rewarding academic experiences a student faces at any level. A thesis is an opportunity to demonstrate your ability to undertake independent research appropriate to your academic level, as well as develop and apply discipline relevant research designs, techniques, and methods. A thesis is a major independent project reflective of and appropriate to your respective field and it serves as evidence of successful completion of your study period, stimulating the transition from one degree-cycle to the next or from university to working life.

In order to successfully complete the thesis project, please read the following guidelines here.

Undergraduate Theses

  • Duration of Thesis course: 1 Semester
  • Length of Thesis: 10,000 words
  • Style: APA
  • References: In-line

Links for Undergraduate Theses:

  1. Business and Management
  2. International Relations
  3. Media Communications
  4. Psychology

Graduate Theses:

  • Duration of Thesis course: Student’s choice* of 2 consecutive Terms (e.g. Fall I Term & Fall II Term) or 2 consecutive Semesters (e.g. Fall Semester & Spring Semester)**
  • Style: APA
  • References: In-line

Links for Graduate Theses:

  1. General Graduate Theses Guidelines
  2. Business/Finance/Marketing
  3. International Relations
  4. Psychology

*Choice should be indicated on Thesis Proposal Form
**For all students except Graduate Psychology majors. For more information, please see department-specific thesis guidelines.