- Minimum grade requirements
- How do I get an adviser?
- What are my responsibilities?
- What forms do I need?
- What is a thesis and dissertation?
- What are seminars?
- What graduate examinations do I need to take?
- What can I expect on the final exam?
- Are there professional organizations I can join?
- Does NHS offer a Dietetic Internship Program?
- Am I considered a "resident"?
- How do I apply for assistantships and fellowships?
- Do I need to be enrolled as a full-time student?
- If I have an assistantship, can I work outside the University?
- Do I get fringe benefits?
- How do I get a building pass and keys?
- Is there bus service between City Campus and East Campus?
- How do I get a parking permit?
- Can I ask the secretaries to help me with work?
What is a thesis and dissertation?
The masters thesis and doctoral dissertation are written documents that describe the graduate student's research. The subject of the thesis/dissertation is chosen by mutual agreement between the student and major adviser, and must be approved by the student's Supervisory Committee. There is no fixed length for the thesis/dissertation, although the Supervisory Committee should provide guidance on format and content.
Masters theses should reveal a capacity to carry on independent study or research and should demonstrate the student's ability to use the techniques employed in their field of investigation. Doctoral dissertations should demonstrate technical mastery of the student's field and advance or modify current knowledge. Dissertations should treat new material, find new results, or draw new conclusions; or it should interpret old material in a new light. It is expected that the research contained in the thesis/dissertation will be worthy of publication in appropriate peer-reviewed journals. Students are expected to prepare the manuscript(s) for publication prior to, or soon after, completion of their graduate program.