For a higher degree, the examination will usually include an oral defense.
A thesis defense , also known as "defending one's thesis," oral defense , viva voce , and various other names, is a type of final examination for a master's candidate.
If you do not intend to GRADUATE that semester, but do intend to complete all degree degree requirements by the end of the semester (e.g., in order to get the assistantship pay raise to the "with Master's Degree" pay rate) you need to complete all the steps on the MS Calendar by the last day of the semester and follow the directions the note below.** ** If you intend to defend your Master’s thesis, be aware that the university pays higher rates to GTAs and GRAs once they have completed the Master's degree.
If you will actually be graduating with the MS degree at the end of a semester then let Trixie know that fact as soon as you are certain of it.
You need to submit your final thesis manuscript electronically (PDF attachment) to her: Deborah.
[email protected] deadlines for submitting your thesis manuscript to Dr.The purpose of the thesis defense is to test the candidate's knowledge of his or her subject area and thinking in related areas, and to test the candidate's knowledge of and ability to explain his or her theses.The examining committee consists of professors from the university, including the candidate's primary supervisor and members of his or her advisory committee, as well as professors from other departments and, sometimes, an external examiner.Also beginning Spring 2019, there are new University thesis format instructions.Please visit the Thesis and Dissertation Office’s web site for details and links , and submission deadlines.The Graduate Office has a list of faculty research interests and on-going projects.This document is updated at the beginning of each Fall semester, and is published via the department web site.The MAPR Seminar PSY 696 has been revised to strengthen its thesis component.If you are unsure about a project or about the format of the written materials, previous theses are available via the University Library, through a database.Links to abstracts and full text on the database are listed on the department web site by program: MAPR, MSHF, MSIO.Some recent full text theses may be viewed and printed via the database (access to full text is available to current students).