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Washington State University Graduate School

Chapter Seven

All master’s degree programs require that a candidate prepare a thesis, complete a special project, and/or pass a comprehensive examination. The thesis is a scholarly study, which makes a significant contribution to the knowledge of the chosen discipline.To successfully complete a master’s degree program, candidates must satisfactorily demonstrate to the program graduate faculty that they can carry on a critical dialogue, integrating and interpreting material in their major and supporting fields.The Graduate School provides a semester by semester guideline to assist each graduate student in timely completion of all necessary documentation:

A. Maximum Time Limits for Completion of Master’s Degree

B. The Master’s Advisory Committee

C. The Program of Study

D. Master’s Degree Academic Policies

E. Final Master’s Examination

F. Second Master’s Degree


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