Thesis Project Proposal & Research I – WRSP 888

CG • Section 16WK • 07/01/2018 to 12/31/2199 • Modified 06/15/2022

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

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

The Thesis Handbook provides essential information to the successful completion of your program requirements. This quiz will take you to the link for your Thesis Handbook, and you will be asked to agree to the Thesis Handbook Acknowledgment.

As the student moves through the process of preparing his/her thesis, the student will submit drafts to the committee for review. The feedback you receive on these drafts will guide you as you move 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.

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.