The Helms School's graduate degrees give you the option of writing and defending a thesis prior to graduation.
You must have completed 21 credit hours and have permission from your Program Director before enrolling in CJUS/PPOG/PSCI/INTL/PADM 689 Thesis Proposal and Research. In order to gain permission, you must email your Program Director the following information:
There are two courses in the thesis sequence: CJUS/PPOG/PSCI/INTL/PADM 689 Thesis Proposal and Research, and CJUS/PPOG/PSCI/INTL/PADM 690 Thesis Defense.
If you are an online student, you may defend your thesis via a mutually agreeable web conferencing software.
As a student in the thesis track, you are encouraged to start thinking about your thesis topic and conducting research early in your master’s program of studies.
As a graduate student, you are encouraged to take full advantage of the Graduate Writing Center/Online Writing Center when composing your thesis. These centers provide free services, links to writing aids, and valuable assistance that will help take you through the writing process.
The student contacts Faculty Support Coordinator Deidre Akers (firstname.lastname@example.org) to express his or her interest in initiating the 689 course within their major. Mrs. Akers will verify the student has completed at least 21 graduate hours.