Thesis or Project

Before beginning to write the thesis or a project, students are strongly advised to check with members of their advisory committees to determine the style manual and/or professional journals which are the accepted guides for the specific discipline, and to become familiar with the stylistic preferences.

In those situations where a specific style manual may conflict with the UAF requirements described here, the UAF requirement will take precedence, unless written approval for an exception is secured in advance from the UAF Graduate School.

Your thesis is to be treated as a book, not a manuscript to be sent off for further editing. Since it is viewed as a finished product, and since it is an indication of the ability and character of its author, the thesis should be correct in spelling and punctuation, neat in form (smudges, visible corrections, "white out," etc., are unacceptable), and consistent in all matters.

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1. Successfully complete at least 30 credits of course work including at least 6 credits of project work (RD F698). The number of credits allowed (between 6 and 9) will depend on the nature of the student's project and must be approved in advance by the student's graduate committee. RD698 enables the student to complete a project under the supervision of the graduate committee.

At least 21 credits, including those earned for thesis and research/project, must be at the F600-level.

2. Pass a written and/or oral comprehensive examination (may be combined with the project defense).

3. Present and defend the project.

4. Submit a completed and signed Report on Poject Defense form to the Graduate School.

1. Successfully complete at least 30 credits of course work including at least 6 credits of thesis (RD F699). No more than 12 thesis/research (F699/F698) credits may be counted toward the minimum degree credits. The number of credits allowed (between 6 and 9) will depend on the nature of the student's project and must be approved in advance by the student's graduate committee. RD699 enables the student to conduct research and write a thesis on a topic approved by the student's committee.

At least 21 credits, including those earned for thesis and research/project, must be at the F600-level.

2. Pass a written and/or oral comprehensive examination (may be combined with the thesis defense).

3. Present and defend the thesis.

4. Submit a completed and signed Report on Thesis/Dissertation Defense form to the Graduate School.

5. Archive the thesis in the UAF Rasmuson Library.