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Culminating Activity – Thesis

The plan of study when selecting the thesis for your culminating activity requires 24-core credits, 6-research credits, and 6 thesis credits. After completing three of the core courses and 6-credits of research, you are eligible to enroll in OPWL 593 credits to begin your thesis work.

To develop the research skills necessary to write a thesis, you are recommended to complete the research credits early during your study. You are also encouraged to participate in one of the OPWL faculty’s research labs:

After completing three (3) of the core courses and 6-credits of research coursework;

  1. Identify a full-time OPWL faculty member whose research is aligned with your research interest.
  2. Propose to that faculty member your thesis topic and request consideration for him/her to be your thesis advisor. If not available, the faculty member may help you find another faculty who is available as your thesis advisor.
  3. Select two additional thesis supervisory committee members.
  4. Submit a thesis proposal to your thesis supervisory committee
  5. If approved, enroll in OPWL 593

OPWL Thesis Examples

Douglas Hutchinson – 2021

Morgan Thesis – 2020

Miller Thesis – 2019

Kennedy Thesis – 2012

Duman Thesis – 2009

Berg Thesis – 2008