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MSIA 698 Graduate Thesis

Illustrate your abilities to identify a problem and create a solution.

Format: Offered Online and On-Campus

Duration: 8 weeks

Credits: 3 credits

The final requirement of your master’s program is to create a thesis. In MSCC 698 Graduate Thesis, you’ll prepare your thesis, a substantial body of original scholarly work in the area of your degree program (Database Technologies, Information Assurance, Information Technology Management, Software Engineering or Systems Engineering.) Your thesis constitutes a demonstration of independent problem investigation, research design and implementation.

This is your time to apply everything you’ve learned in your program to a situation that interests you. Since this is your time to demonstrate your knowledge, you’ll want to select a subject/topic that will best represent your interests, as well as emphasize your abilities.

What You'll Learn in MSCC 698

Under the guidance of a thesis content advisor, you’ll identify a problem, conduct a significant literature review, design a research approach and conduct a study. You’ll then document your study in a publishable thesis paper and conclude the course with a formal presentation of your thesis.

Your Thesis Schedule

Throughout this course, your schedule will be as follows:

Week One

  • Identify thesis content advisor.
  • Post draft proposal.
  • Complete Institutional Review Board (IRB) Certification Training.

Week Six

  • Post final proposal.
  • Thesis content advisor emails final proposal.
  • Approval to MSCC 698 Course Instructor.

Week Eight

  • With Final Proposal approval from thesis content advisor and MSCC 698 Course Instructor, IPN grade will be issued.

Before Six Months After the End of the Term

  • Thesis completed.
  • Thesis content advisor approves thesis and forwards to MSCC 698 course instructor.
  • MSCC 698 course instructor schedules thesis presentation.

One Month After Presentation

  • All approval signatures (MSCC 698 Course Instructor and final approvals) are completed.
  • IPN grade changed to pass upon delivery of final thesis paper with graphic image of student signature and thesis content advisor signature in both MS Word and .pdf format, and delivery of authorization to publish forms with appropriate signatures.

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of MSCC 698, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate your ability to identify and define a problem worthy for study and research.
  • Demonstrate ability to integrate epistemological philosophy with the body of knowledge that serves as the foundation for the field.
  • Demonstrate the ability to investigate problems through a systematic research process designed to address both theoretical and practical problems in professional, academic and personal settings.

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Disclaimer: Course content and outcomes may vary and are subject to change without notice.