The department determines whether students will follow a thesis-type or course-type program. Thesis credit ranges between six to 12 hours for a 30-hour program. A department may increase the thesis hour credit to more than 12 in order to equal the number of hours the program exceeds 30.

Format and style used by leading professional journals or style sheets in each discipline or professional field or A Manual for Writers by Kate L. Turabian serves as a guide for the thesis.

As of August 2001, all students submitting a thesis or dissertation must deposit it electronically at OhioLINK. Before beginning to write, you should obtain a copy of the Guide for Writing Thesis and Dissertations for instructions in procedures and mechanics from the Graduate School's website or from the Graduate Student Association’s Blackboard site on myMiami. Your thesis must be electronically deposited at OhioLINK at least 10 working days before commencement. The only paper submitted to the Graduate School by the student will be the original signature/title page on plain white copy paper.

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