Thesis Project Defense – MUSC 890

CG • Section 16WK • 07/01/2018 to 12/31/2199 • Modified 02/09/2022

Course Description

This is the final course for doctoral candidates completing the doctoral thesis. Doctoral candidates will defend their thesis and finalize the thesis manuscript for publication.

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. This final defense allows the faculty committee to confirm that the student has completed this project.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Conduct research to support the capstone thesis.
  2. Write the capstone thesis.
  3. Submit the capstone thesis to their faculty advisor and reader.
  4. Orally defend the capstone thesis to the faculty advisor and reader.

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.

Completed Thesis Writing

The student will complete the thesis.

Completed Thesis Defense

The student will defend the thesis.

Final Document Submission Assignment

The student will submit the final thesis document to the library.