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    Purdue University
   
 
  Oct 18, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 University Catalog

Appendix P


Process to Add a Thesis Option to a Currently Approved Nonthesis-Option Master’s Degree Program

A. Submission and Approval Process

  1. proposal submitted to the dean of the Graduate School from the head of the academic unit and endorsed by the academic dean
  2. administrative review by the Graduate School (A revised proposal may be requested.)
  3. proposal forwarded to the appropriate Graduate Council area committee for review and recommendation to the council
  4. Graduate Council makes recommendation on approval to the dean of the Graduate School
  5. dean of the Graduate School provides final approval

B. General Proposal Format

  1. Cover Page (sample below)
  2. Proposal, excluding resumés, normally not to exceed 10 pages in length must include the following:
    1. rationale for offering the thesis option
    2. admission and degree requirements (Include a sample plan of study.)
    3. evidence for the sustainability of the thesis option (market analysis) and the expected outcomes of the thesis-option program
    4. graduate faculty participating in the program (Include a brief resumé of each faculty member.)
    5. description of required resources (Indicate additional resources, beyond current levels, required for program implementation, including additional personnel, space, and other fiscal needs.)

Adding a Thesis Option to a Currently Approved Nonthesis-Option Master’s Degree Program