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Thesis Procedures

  1. Select the topic of your interest.
  2. Research the current developments in the area, "state-of-the-art".
  3. Develop a thesis to add something new to the area of your interest.
  4. Approach one of our graduate faculty members, someone with expressed interest in the area and obtain her/his agreement to work with you.
  5. Register for CSC590. Please note, completion of 15 credits in Master's program and departmental permission will be required to register for CSC590
  6. Develop your proposal. Proposal should be expressed in "future tense" and followIEEE format. The Office of Graduate Studies has a complete set of guidelines you can find.
  • Cover page
  • Title
  • Literature review
  • Purpose
  • Contributions of the project to the field of study
  • Methodology
  • References
  • Submit your proposal to your faculty advisor for approval.
  • After obtaining your advisor's approval, obtain the approval of the chairperson of the department.
  • The copy of proposal with both signatures should be submitted to the office of graduate studies for their approval.
  • Once approval of all parties granted, you have completed the requirements of CSC590, your advisor may give you a passing grade.
  • Register for CSC591.
  • Develop your thesis using the SCSU thesis guidelines.
  • Submit final report to your advisor for approval.
  • Submit final report to department chair for approval.
  • Submit final report to graduate studies for approval.
  • Have your thesis microfilmed by Bell and Howell.
  • If you wish to copyright your thesis contact the Office of Graduate Studies.
  • Arrange a date and time for presentation of your thesis to the members of the department and SCSU community.