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At the heart of a Master’s thesis lies a research question, together with the answer to that question.
Before a motivated research question can be formulated, the student first has to do preparatory reading.
The form must be submitted to the Board of Examiners (via the coordinator of studies of the specialisation) no later than three months before the planned graduation date (see the deadlines stated in the form).
The Board will then inspect the thesis proposal to ensure that it is of an appropriate academic level.
The student then suggests an approach to arrive at possible answers (‘hypotheses’) to the research question. Once the student has selected a topic, formulated a research question and put together a provisional bibliography, the Thesis Proposal form can be completed (see Thesis Proposal form.
The research can be done by comparing views found in the literature and/or by collecting and analyzing primary (e.g. The Thesis Proposal form should include the title of the thesis and a description of the topic.
The dissertation must exhibit mastery of the literature on the subject and familiarity with the sources, and must be well written.
A Ph D candidate files a dissertation proposal form with the University of Minnesota Graduate School shortly after passing the preliminary oral examination.
More details on examination committees can be found here.
Students must follow all Graduate School requirements for formatting their thesis.