Thesis information

What is a thesis?

The thesis is the culmination of a thesis-based, research degreeĀ program and normally takes two to three terms to complete. For many students the thesis is the first time that they have been involved in independent research and it is typically both a demanding and a rewarding process. Each student should work closely with his or her supervisor in selecting a research topic, writing a research proposal, conducting the research itself, and writing the final thesis.

Note: all forms for thesis proposals, PhD comprehensive exams, and final thesis defences are found on UW Learn.

Master of Arts thesis information

Doctoral thesis information

Guidelines for PhD integrated thesis format

Guidelines for thesis submission

Guidelines for publishing graduate student research

Thesis research support