A student will graduate with honors if their completed thesis is "Accepted" by the review committee and they have a GPA of 3. Research Requirements Proposal Development: The student and faculty mentor will determine the scope and feasibility of the proposed project.
Thesis Guidelines Introduction: MS degree candidates are expected to design, implement, and complete a research project and prepare a thesis whose contents may be developed into a manuscript that is ready for submission to a peer-reviewed professional journal.
The thesis phase culminates in an oral defense of the thesis. The thesis is the most important document that the master's candidate will prepare during the course of graduate study.
The thesis is an archival record of the scientific accomplishments that justify the awarding of the degree. It contains complete documentation of the candidate's approach to the research question, including a comprehensive review of the literature related to the thesis topic, discussion of the significance and potential impact of the focused question, the methods and measures used to address the question, the results and discussion of those results taking into account their strengths and limitations, how they fit with and extend existing knowledge, implications for future practice, and the next steps to be taken as a result of this research.
The thesis represents the candidate's approach to an original question posed by the candidate.
Ideally, the thesis could be used as a springboard for a subsequent grant application. Students are thus encouraged to consult regularly with their faculty mentor and the program directors to ensure they are on schedule to graduate. Typically, the thesis phase of the MS CTS program will commence during the second year and continue until completion, preferably sometime within the second year.
Research Advisory Committee formation and function A Research Advisory Committee will be formed to advise each student on his or her thesis.
The Research Advisory Committee consists of the student's faculty mentor, who will serve as the Research Advisory Committee Chair, and two to three other faculty members, ideally including at least one clinician and at least one member from outside the department of the faculty mentor.
The Program Director will aid in the selection of the faculty mentor and, in conjunction with the mentor, will assist the student in identifying committee members, obtaining their commitment to serve, and obtaining GSBS approval of the committee click here for committee form.
The Research Advisory Committee will need to meet formally to approve the thesis proposal and again for the thesis defense.
However, a student should meet regularly and no less than annually with his faculty mentor and other committee members as needed to ensure adequate progress during the course of the thesis work.
Students must meet with their Research Advisory Committee at least once annually; however the Program recommends that students meet with committee members either individually or collectively at least once per semester.
The student, faculty mentor, or any committee member can initiate a request for a meeting. The meeting is formally documented by completion of the Annual Research Advisory Committee Meeting form. If the student, faculty mentor, or any committee member has concerns about the function of the committee, they should contact the Program Director.
Throughout the course of their studies, students may find that the composition of their Research Advisory Committee must change, usually because a faculty member can no longer serve on the Committee or the research has developed along another line of inquiry that would benefit from additional expertise on the Committee.
Selection of thesis topic An important goal of the MS CTS Program is that thesis research serves directly to advance the scientific and professional careers of the students. Therefore, students should choose a topic that will further their career objectives and, ideally, be publishable in their major field of interest.4 RESPONSIBILITY A thesis is required for all programs leading to a Plan A master's degree, and a dissertation is required for the doctor of philosophy degree.
successful completion and presentation of the Thesis Proposal should be completed by the student and the Thesis Committee. After formal approval, the research may begin. Guidelines & Procedures For MS Thesis DEPARTMENT OF NUTRITIONAL SCIENCES 3 rConduct of the research and timeline for completion of master thesis r Identification of Research Mentor and Thesis Committee - signed by student and mentor F2: Successful completion and presentation of Research Proposal - signed by Thesis.
The mentor-candidate relationship is very important in navigating the master’s thesis process. The candidate will establish weekly contact schedules with the mentor for support and guidance throughout the thesis experience.
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The master's thesis process provides an opportunity for students to work with a faculty mentor to develop and conduct original research. The product of the research process is the master's thesis, which is a scholarly paper in scientific format suitable for oral presentation and/or publication.