M.A. Thesis Information
To complete the M.A. degree, students are expected to write a thesis. The master's thesis should be an original piece of research, written in polished prose. A thesis typically emerges from a course paper. The approximate length is 40 pages. You should discuss the possibility of turning a paper into a thesis with your adviser before beginning. In consultation with advisers, you will set up a research and writing plan in the year or semester before you plan to graduate. You will have to complete a draft of the thesis by the second month of the semester in which you plan to graduate. We recommend that you pick up a helpful pamphlet on thesis writing from the graduate office. For more information on the thesis process, please refer to the separate packet on Thesis Guidelines.
For more information on the M.A. thesis and its process, please consult the M.A. Art History Fact Sheet (pdf).