Masters Thesis Proposal & Research – MUSC 689

CG • Section 16WK • 11/10/2019 to 04/18/2020 • Modified 05/27/2022

Course Description

In this course, master's students engage in the research and writing of their thesis or capstone project.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.


An important part of a master’s degree is the completion of a capstone project. Under the direction of a mentor, the master’s candidate completes a thesis/project manuscript, thesis/project defense, and final document submission.

Course Assignment

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Quiz: Master's Thesis Handbook Acknowledgment

This assignment is in the form of a Quiz and you will acknowledge that you have received access to the Master's Thesis Handbook.

Thesis/Project Submission: Proposal/Current Status Assignment

As you move through the process of preparing your capstone project or thesis, you will submit drafts to your committee for review. You will submit your proposal or, if your proposal has already been approved by your committee, the most recent version of your thesis or project. Your document will be reviewed by your thesis/project mentor.

Thesis/Project Submission: Progress Check Assignment (8)

Submit the most recent version of your thesis or project. The thesis/project will be reviewed by your thesis/project mentor for improvement over previous drafts. The document must show substantive improvement over each previous draft in relation to quality and quantity. Substantive improvement is defined as either quantitative improvement (word count, sources, etc.) or qualitative improvement (editing, revising, synthesizing, etc.).