Students interested in continuing their education in a doctoral degree program or pursuing employment in any research-based programs may wish to complete a thesis as part of their M.S. program. In order to pursue a thesis, the student must identify a major professor to direct this thesis. In general, completion of a thesis requires two-to-three quarters of research design, implementation, and manuscript write-up. Any student interested in pursuing the thesis option should consult with their academic advisor within the first year of their enrollment.
Completion of the thesis requires a minimum of six hours of enrollment in KINE 551. Once the student has begun the thesis research project, they are required to enroll in KINE 551 each quarter until the project is completed.