Thesis Project Prop Research I – MUSC 888

CG • Section 16WK • 07/01/2018 to 12/31/2199 • Modified 06/30/2022

Course Description

This is the first course for doctoral candidates in the process of developing and completing the research study and doctoral thesis. Doctoral candidates will finalize the thesis proposal and develop chapters 1 & 2 of the thesis to include a detailed literature review relevant to the research study.

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


It is important that the doctoral student engage in research and present a capstone paper summarizing their research. The capstone thesis allows the student the opportunity to research and present a capstone paper.

Course Assignment

Assigned readings and presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

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

Quiz: Thesis Handbook Acknowledgment

The Thesis Handbook provides essential information to the successful completion of the program requirements. This quiz will lead to the link for the student's Thesis Handbook, and he/she will be asked to agree to the Thesis Handbook Acknowledgment.

Thesis Submission: Proposal/Current Status Assignment

As the student moves through the process of preparing his/her thesis, the student will submit drafts to the committee for review. The feedback the student receives on these drafts will be a guide as he/she moves forward. The student will submit his/her proposal or, if his/her proposal has already been approved by the committee, the most recent version of his/her thesis.

Thesis Submission: Progress Check Assignments (8)

The student will submit the most recent version of his/her thesis. The thesis will be reviewed by his/her thesis mentor for improvement over previous drafts. The document must show substantive improvement over each previous draft in relation to quality and quantity.