The thesis must be approved by the thesis committee prior to submission to the reader.
The master’s thesis & specialist project guidelines have been revised. The new guidelines are available on the Graduate School webpage.
An approved bound copy should be ordered for the department library. Please review the procedure for deposition of theses, dissertations, and specialist projects.
Does your thesis involve research with humans? If so, it must first be approved by
the WKU Office of Research Integrity (Compliance) before collecting data.
CTM Exam Dates
All students who are registered for thesis hours (AMS 599) are required to take the Certified Technology Manager (CTM) exam as a requirement for graduation.
Fall 2017: December 6, 2017
Spring 2018: May 9, 2018
Deadlines for Master's Thesis
Final Thesis Defense Deadline Date: November 3, 2017
Reader Deadline: November 10, 2017
Graduate School Deadline: Noon, November 17, 2016
Final Thesis Defense Deadline Date: March 30, 2018
Reader Deadline: April 6, 2018
Graduate School Deadline: Noon, April 20, 2018
Final Thesis Defense Deadline Date: June 29, 2018
Reader Deadline: July 6, 2018
Graduate School Deadline: Noon, July 20, 2018
Reader questions should be directed to (270) 745-3251. All other thesis related questions should be directed to the Graduate School at (270) 745-2446.
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