Public Engagement


  • Writing or producing a thesis is an opportunity to crystallize, display, and extend ideas and skills that you have acquired in the program. The thesis project should be a synthesis of a student's accumulated knowledge. A thesis often serves as a foundation for ongoing creative work or a basis for an article or articles to be submitted for publication. It is evidence of serious scholarship and/or professional production skills when applying for PhD programs or professional employment.

    The School of Media Studies holds a thesis information session each spring and fall semester.

    New students are encouraged to attend to get help in deciding between the thesis and the non-thesis track. If you have decided to pursue the thesis track and have already completed 18 credits, you should definitely attend and plan on submitting your thesis proposal this semester.

    If you have questions about submitting a thesis proposal and/or registering for thesis course numbers, contact