Project Information

Timeline / Process

  • Develop a plan of action with your advisor
  • Identify second reader
  • Develop the project proposal with guidance from your advisor
  • Present the proposal to your advisor and second reader
  • Obtain advisor and second reader approval of proposal
            - When advisor and second reader approve the proposal, they sign the proposal title page
            - Submit the signed title page to the graduate coordinator no later than the semester prior to graduation. The                 deadline is the same date as the thesis topic approval deadline (usually about early April, July, or December)
  • Create project
            -There are a variety of formats for the final project depending on your objectives (e.g., handbook, marketing plan,                    video).
            - All projects also must include a written paper that contains:
                1. A rationale connecting the project to the scholarly/professional literature (i.e., a review of literature)
                2. A description of the project
                3. The results of the project
                4. An evaluation of the project outcomes
                5. A personal reflection on the experience of conducting the project.
  • Prepare poster
            - Develop poster presentation in PowerPoint (or similar program)
            - Have poster professionally printed on a single sheet
            - The quality of the poster will be considered in the final project grade
  • Poster presentation (usually scheduled about 1 month prior to graduation each semester)
  • Submission of completed project
            - Submit a final draft to turnitin via Canvas
            - Submit a signed title page, self-evaluation, refection essay, and Master's Plan 2 form
  • Upon advisor approval of the turnitin draft, submission of the error-free project to be uploaded to Scholarworks