Thesis Process

You will develop and complete your thesis over the course of your final year in MES.

General Timeline

  • Fall: Develop your thesis design in Case Studies and Thesis Design, get matched to an advisor, and submit your thesis prospectus.
  • Winter: Data collection and analysis. If your thesis concept requires data collection in a different season, talk to a core faculty as soon as you can!
  • Spring: Summary of interpretation of results, public presentation, and final submission. Due on Friday of Week 10.

Before you can graduate, you must finish all 72 credits of the degree and complete and submit the thesis. Your reader must also submit their evaluation of your thesis.

Submitting Your Thesis

Read the MES Thesis Handbook (PDF) (current version, updated October 2020) for thesis submission process and thesis formatting details.

You will submit a single digital copy to the MES Office to be used in library circulation through the online archives. Your thesis should be submitted over email and your faculty reader will reply to the email with their written approval in substitution of an in-person signature you would typically collect for a printed copy. You can pay for additional print copies for your personal use.

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