Sample Thesis Proposal

 

This proposal must be approved prior to data collection and writing of thesis. Research involving human participants must have IRB approval prior to gaining thesis proposal approval. Both approvals when required must be granted prior to data collection.

Proposal should include the following items:

Student's Name:
Date:
tech ID
Address:
Degree:
Major:

The candidate should include the following Thesis Proposal requirements for their graduate committee to review and approve as a first step in meeting the thesis requirement.

Thesis Title (tentative):

Problem Statement:
Explain the problem and its significance for the field of study concerned; to what extent does this build upon or add to existing research.

Objective:
May be stated as questions which the research seeks to answer or as hypotheses to be tested.

Involvement of Human Participants:
Complete the Application for the Conduct of Research involving Human Participants. State the date when this application was submitted to the IRB administrator for review and IRB log number if known at this time.

Procedures:
The design or procedural plan to be followed, data to be gathered, method of gathering data, source of data, the nature of instruments to be used, anticipated techniques to be used for analysis of data.

Unique Requirements:
As appropriate, provide details as to how specific sources of pertinent literature, specific equipment and cooperating agency approval will be handled. 

Time Table:
Proposed beginning and ending dates.

Examining Committee Approval/Signatures:

__________________________________________________ ________________
Chairperson of the Examining Committee                                         Date

__________________________________________________ ________________
Examining Committee Member                                                       Date

__________________________________________________ ________________
Examining Committee Member                                                       Date

                                          
 

MASTER OF FINE ARTS Thesis Proposal Guidelines

Include the seven "identifying" items listed near the top of the Thesis
Proposal Guidelines on the opposite side of this page.

MFA thesis proposals should include:
Thesis Title (tentative):
Production Assignment:
Production Venue:
Production Timeline:
All proposals need to end with the following:

Graduate Examining Committee and Outside Members Approval Signatures:

__________________________________________________ ________________
Chairperson of the Examining Committee                                         Date

__________________________________________________ ________________
Outside Theatre Area Member of EC                                             Date

__________________________________________________ ________________
Examining Committee Members

 

CREATIVE Thesis Proposal Guidelines Include the seven "identifying" items listed near the top under Thesis Proposal Guidelines on the opposite side of this page.

Creative Thesis Proposals should include:

Project Title (tentative):

Purpose/Aim/Goal of Project:
To what extent does this build upon or add to existing knowledge.

Procedures:
Explain how you will complete your project using what medium.

The Completed Project Package:
Describe what the examining committee and you have agreed upon as the final project to satisfy the thesis requirement. Be specific as to what will accompany the final report.

Production Schedule:
Include any public performance/showing/presentation.

Unique requirements:
Provide details as to how each of the following will be handled; include cost estimates where appropriate): equipment, processing, technical assistance.

Evaluation:
Develop specific criteria for evaluation of complete project.

Time Table :
Proposed beginning and ending dates.

All proposals need to end with the following:

Examining Committee Approval/Signatures:

__________________________________________________ ________________
Chairperson of the Examining Committee                                        Date

__________________________________________________ ________________
Examining Committee Members                                                       Date