Master's Thesis Format Requirements
To the Student
The requirements set forth in this booklet apply to the master's thesis.
The thesis is a report of original research and scholarly work that is shared with the academic community and is made available to the public. Upon completion, the thesis becomes part of the Library's collection at North Georgia College & State University.
Students will successfully compete a research proposal and thesis defense in order to fulfill the thesis requirement. Upon completion of the thesis proposal, the student is responsible for obtaining appropriate signatures and submitting to the office of the respective dean (see Appendix A, Thesis Proposal Form). When the thesis defense has been successfully completed, the student is responsible for obtaining appropriate signatures and submitting documents and forms to the office of the respective dean (see Appendix B, Thesis Defense Form).
Format standards have been developed to ensure a degree of consistency in the written presentation of this research across academic disciplines, and to allow for binding and microfilming requirements. The student has the primary responsibility for both the content and the format of the thesis.
Thesis requirements take precedence over publications previously issued by the graduate programs at North Georgia College & State University and, in matters of format and page sequence, over any other style manual. Do not use a previously accepted thesis as a format model.
To the Major Professor
The written presentation of the student's research is a reflection on you as well as the student and the university. It is your responsibility to see that the quality of the written work meets the highest standards. Thesis advisors must serve as an editor for content, style, spelling, and grammar.
The deans are responsible for verifying compliance with format requirements and submitting the appropriate documents to the Director of Library Services at North Georgia only.